Award-winning Ghanaian singer-songwriter, record producer Lynx Entertainment CEO, Richie Mensah has responded to ace musician and hitmaker, Guru NKZ after he told Kuami Eugene he won’t be at the top always.
This Guru and Richie Mensah’s saga which trended some years back has resurrected after Kuami Eugene revealed he is not ready to feature him (Guru).
According to Kuami Eugene, Guru disrespected his boss, Richie, hence he cannot see himself working with him.
Guru quickly replied Kuami Eugene in a lengthy post.
Guru in a response told Kuami Eugene that he was not looking for a hit because he’s had it for years but he should remember he won’t be on top forever, click here to Read full message Guru sent to Kuami Eugene.
Well, the manager of Kuami Eugene who hardly speak on issues like this was pushed to come out to break his silence.
Richie Mensah in the first few sentences of his responds confirmed that indeed Guru disrespected him in public.
According to Richie Mensah, Guru asked for a feature from either KiDi or Kuami Eugene but his request was denied.
After Guru’s request was denied, according to Richie Mensah, he (Guru) went from one media to the other to and kept insulting him and also accused him of sabotaging his career.
I normally stay quiet in most situations but this time I only feel it’s right I say something. Guru asked Lynx for a feature with either KiDi or Kuami Eugene, but the request was denied. He then went from one media house to another insulting myself and other members of Lynx management, even to the extent of accusing us of sabotaging his career for the past 10years. He spun stories which implied we have some extreme power in the industry to vitiate someone’s career. As usual my team and I stuck to our usual demeanour and stayed mute. When Kuami Eugene was asked in an interview if he would feature Guru, he simply said he couldn’t because Guru had insulted me consistently, and it wouldn’t be right to do a feature with someone who was disrespecting his boss. Let’s call a spade a spade. There was nothing disrespectful in what Eugene said. I’m a responsible leader, and I would have chastised my artist if he spoke out of turn.
Richie Mensah then sparked on netizens bashing Kuami Eugene and accusing him of being disrespectful asking them where he went wrong and noted that he has no issue with Guru.
So my question is, those attacking Eugene for allegedly disrespecting his elder Guru, where were they when Guru was attacking myself and my reputation in a disrespectful manner? We talk about unity in the industry and then we go around bringing each other down. I personally have no problem with Guru. Never have and never will.
Richie made his intentions known that he doesn’t want to involve himself in beefs or any online banter among musicians not even his artist and that he prefers to conserve his energy towards positive things.
I like to conserve my energy towards constant success and development than to waste my time on petty squabbling.
Richie however told Guru to concentrate on his music and stop thinking he will get a hit song if he features any of the Lynx signee because he himself is a natural hitmaker. Richie urged the two parties; his signee and Guru to cease fire and keep producing hits for Ghana.
Guru is a natural hitmaker, and doesn’t need KiDi nor Kuami Eugene on his song to make a hit. So there really should be no offence taken in any of this. So can we just drop all this wahala and everyone go back to making hits for Ghana
Below is the full reaction from Richie Mensah, CEO of Lynx Entertainment: