Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy claims the bad blood between him and his record label Zylofon Music has been resolved.
The ‘Bawasaaba’ artiste told Giovani Caleb on Starr Drive on Starr 103.5 FM Friday, that all issues have been settled.
“I can boldly tell you that everything is okay now with me and Zylofon…Everything is settled and I don’t want anyone to ask me this question again. Let’s support BHIM and Zylofon.”
He also posted on his Instagram page that there is peace between his camp and Zylofon media and therefore his followers need to respect that and support the vision of Zylofon.
He said “At The End Of The Day Peace Will Prevail,Progress Shall Reign And All Things Shall Work Together For Good.. I’ll Borrow Words From This Noble Man @mn_appiah With Whom This Revolution started.. #GhanaShallProsper.
“I’ll entreat All The Fans Worldwide Who Have Been In support All These while To Ignore All Forms Of Negative Sentiments And Continue To Show Love And immense Support To This Great Vision!!.”
The ‘Mama’ act joined the imprint in June 2017 based on the promise that he would be its only Dancehall/Reggae artiste.
Shatta Wale joining the label in January 2018 is said to have infuriated Stonebwoy because he was kept in the dark until the official unveiling, and also because it was a break of the promise made to him.
In an interview on HITZ FM on Sunday, March 11, 2018, his comments suggested that he didn’t like the idea of two artistes of the same genre on one label.
“I wouldn’t because I believe that the people should feel free….You can’t have two left wingers (Number 11s) playing in a match in one team. I think you have to play fair. I think it is nicer. It doesn’t have anything to do with Zylofon anyway.”
Stonebwoy also wasn’t happy about attempts by the label to force him to promote their brand, works or affiliates. He didn’t want to promote ‘Zylofon Dream’ and ‘Zylofon Cash’ because it wasn’t a part of the deal he signed.
“I believe say if they say that I do not promote the record label and that’s why they signed on another brother to come and promote the record label, I think if it is working for the stable, the record label, that’s in their best of interest because it is what they want. That is what they have to do to get the business running.” expressed the artiste in a February 2018 interview with Prince Tsegah on HITZ FM.
Zylofon Music officially continue to deny that Stonebwoy has left the label.
“Signing Shatta Wale is not a problem for Stonebwoy. Both are great artistes in their own rights and Stonebwoy remains Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale remains Shatta Wale. Zylofon Media has a very good relationship with all our artistes including Stonebwoy and we are still working with them and fulfilling our end of the agreements we have with them.” explained Samuel Atoubi Baah, Head of Communications for Zylofon Media toGraphic Showbiz Newspaper in am interview this year.
What ensued between Stonebwoy and Some Zylofon Officials
The officers, according to reports had gone to the premises of the Champs Bar in Accra where Stonebwoy was having a show to take back a car alleged to have been given to him by the company.
The Zylofon team led by Artiste and Repertoire Manager for Zylofon Music, Lawrence Nana Asiamah aka Bulldog approached Stonebwoy’s team and asked that the cars which were branded in Zylofon insignia were taken away.
The clash between the two teams, reports suggest led to the firing of gunshots.
Meanwhile, the ‘Dirty Enemies’ act has explained that he fired the gunshots to defend himself “of any gruesome attack that may have been launched on him.”