Legendary Ghanaian music producer Zapp Mallet has become the latest popular Ghanaian figure to express his opinion on highlife artiste Kidi’s sacking from Accra FM last week for reporting late for an interview.
According to Zapp Mallet, he doesn’t blame Kidi for being late because he inherited lateness from the music industry.
Kidi made the headlines last week for the wrong reasons after a video of him being sacked from the studios of Accra FM for reporting late surfaced online. In the video, Accra FM radio host Nana Romeo was captured criticizing Kidi for being 25 minutes late for a scheduled interview.
He later canceled the interview and sacked Kidi from his studio. The incident led to a huge uproar on social media as a host of Ghanaian celebrities slammed the radio presenter for ’embarrassing’ the ‘Enjoyment’ hitmaker.
However, Zapp Mallet, in an interview with RazzNews has refused to blame both Nana Romeo and Kidi for what happened. However, he blamed Kidi’s lateness on the unprofessionalism in the Ghanaian music industry.
“I think it’s an industry thing but We need to make a change…the unprofessionalism is too much…For me in some sense what Romeo did he made a statement…Romeo was making a statement that time is very important. I had the same issues as a studio person; sometimes you give an artiste time to come 12, and he will turn up at 3, you tell him to come at 10 and will come around 12 …we the engineers also do that, we will let the artiste come and wait for us for a long time,” He said.
He also added that the incident will serve as a lesson to people.
“It’s unfortunate but it’s good it happened-because it will keep people on their toes as to how to do things. So I think in a certain light we need to be professional in the way we do our things and time is one of them…so time and discipline”. he concluded.
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