Information reaching Flex newspaper indicates that gospel musician Ernest Opoku is in hot waters as one female gospel musician Angela Agyemang, has accused him of selling a song he sold to her, to another artiste.
Speaking to the manager of Kumasi-based Angela Agyemang (Lady Angie), Mr. Henry Antwi Bofiah, he said his artiste Angela Agyemang (Lady Angie) returned from the U.S. and decided to venture into gospel music so went to Ernest Opoku to buy a song titled ‘Me Hia Wo.’
His artiste, therefore, went to the studio, recorded it, shot the video and had the song registered at the copyrights office in her name.
“Yes, he sold the song for us and we paid for it but unfortunately we started hearing and seeing on radio and TV later, the same song titled ‘Me Hia Wo’ done by another female gospel musician called Francisca Sarpong which features he (Ernest Opoku),” he explained.
Henry said he contacted Ernest Opoku who apologized for giving the same song he sold to my artiste to another artiste, and even promised to stop the second lady from promoting the song and also compensate his artiste with four songs.
His problem, however, is that after some time, Ernest Opoku has not fulfilled his promise because the song composed by Francisca Sarpong is still making waves on radio and television and on sales at CD shops and the compensatory four songs are not forthcoming.
“Selling a song to two people is a fraudulent act and Ernest Opoku must account for it. It is very bad to be doing this in the gospel industry. We will by all means drag him to court if he tries to be unyielding to the terms we both agreed on,” he said.
All attempts to contact Ernest Opoku to hear his side of the story proved abortive because he is out of town but we promise to update our cherished readers on any new development on this story.