The top brass of Zylofon Music don’t there if the two Dancehall artistes signed to the label are friends or not.
The competitive and sometimes petty nature of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy often leads to questions about whether been friends would help and if they should stay signed to the same label.
Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, Communications Director of Zylofon Music says the company isn’t interested in whether they are friends or not but expects that they respect each other.
“Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy don’t have to be friends and we don’t care whether they are friends or not. Besides, it is not enshrined in the contracts they signed that label mates have to be friends,” stated Asamoah-Baidoo to Graphic Showbiz newspaper in an interview.
“However, we expect them to have respect for themselves and adhere to the terms and conditions of their contracts. So far as they are doing what is expected of them, their personal relationship isn’t our business.”
He also addressed claims that the label is not doing well compared to the hype around them.
“I don’t know and I have not heard of any of our artistes complaining about conditions. Besides, they are provided with all the resources they require to succeed. They are well placed and their welfare is catered for. That is the desire of every musician,” explained Asamoah Baidoo.
“However, we haven’t lost sight of the fact that our artistes need to make great gains in their career and that is what we are doing now. For instance, Kumi Guitar’s brand has been given a makeover from when he joined the label.”
He touted what he says shows the impact of Zylofon Music so far.
“The likes of Obibini, Becca, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and even Joyce Blessing are performing remarkably but we can’t expect the success rates of all the artistes to be at par. I admit there’s more room for improvement but this is a gradual process and eventually, things will fall in place.”