From currently being the biggest title in Ghanaian audio to turning into a felony, Gemann imagined his bitter life story would serve as a lesson to a ton of individuals.
It was his hope that men and women like Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale would choose a cue from his working experience not to repeat the identical oversight but events at the 20th version of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) tends to make him imagine in any other case.
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Nana Agyeman, popularly recognised as Gemann was certainly one particular of the country’s most important musical exports in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He grew to become a countrywide dance champion in the late 1970s and a planet dance champion shortly immediately after that. That gain saw him touring the environment in non-public jets as a Michael Jackson appear-alike.
Look at: From celebrity to convict and now Person of God the Gemann tale
Gemann was on top of the globe at a quite tender age but that glamorous environment of celeb unexpectedly arrived tumbling down tragically on January 9, 1995.
On that fateful working day, Gemann shot and killed a taxi driver at Dome in a scuffle about 2,000 cedis [present day 0.20 pesewas].
Gemann mentioned he experienced about 1.6 million cedis then [present day ¢160] with him at dwelling but shot and killed somebody simply because of .20 pesewas.
He was experimented with and convicted of murder and he was to spend 14 decades in jail half of which was on loss of life row.
He was released on January 9, 2009, on a presidential pardon from former President, John Agyekum Kufuor.
Twenty-4 many years following that incident, Gemann, now a pastor, thinks his life story really should be a lesson to many which includes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale who hardly see eye-to-eye.
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Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have been arrested by the police on Sunday around a brawl that erupted between their camps at the 20th anniversary of the VGMA.
Pandemonium broke out shortly soon after Stonebwoy was introduced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ when Shatta Wale and his workforce have been viewed likely to the phase, their intentions have been unclear.
Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, afterwards claimed that he was going on phase to congratulate Stonebwoy. The two artistes had been later launched on Monday and appeared in courtroom on Wednesday.
Commenting on the incident in an interview via Skype from his foundation in the US on Information Desk on JoyNews with Bernice Abu Baidoo, Gemann mentioned, “I was pretty unfortunate when I saw the video clip.”
According to him, Stonebwoy’s rationalization that he pulled out the gun to “frighten” Shatta Wale was the “same issue I believed 24 decades back when I pulled out a gun. I assumed I was just heading out to frighten a taxi driver, sad to say, the gun went off and he died.”
“He [Stonebwoy] was really lucky that the gun did not go off and which is why I am saying that they should really remain away from guns for the reason that they are weapons of destruction and they do not secure. It is only God who shields,” the ‘Highlife in G Major’ strike singer stated.
Gemann observed it “is just completely wrong” for artistes to carry guns and that, they generally do that for the reason that of “pride”.
He claimed he under no circumstances carried his gun all over and thinks strongly that “most people copy blindly” what transpires in the West.
“I was of the watch that persons would have learnt from what took place to me…At minimum you understand from people’s working experience,” the musician-flip Pastor reported.
“All the people they think they are copying, exactly where are the Tupacs…the Infamous BIGs and these individuals who went in the gangster way…?” he quizzed.
Gemann thinks strongly that if Shatta Wale had questioned his followers to sit when he stood up to wander on stage, they would have heeded to this directive. “They can induce their followers to change.”
He strongly urged Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale to fireplace their supervisors for the reason that “If you surround oneself with silly folks, you turn into a fool…”
During a post-occasion push convention on Thursday, Charterhouse and the Awards Board declared that they have stripped Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale of all the awards they gained at the Awards this yr.
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