Several months after he refused to comment about rape allegations leveled against him some time this year, Ghanaian rapper Asem, born Nana Wiafe Asante Mensah, has finally replied critics via his new single titled ‘Last Song’, produced by Magnom.
The song’s lyrics tried to tackle the problems that he went through the year, from rape allegations and his GLO deal to his issues with Lynx Entertainment. The song, he said, was his last for the year 2011, labeling the year as tough for him.
Its lyrics spoke about how he was not afraid of certain people who wanted to take his shine away from him. He also took some time to describe his kind of women, possibly trying to hint that the girl in the rape brouhaha was not his type. “I like girl wey dey shoto with glory, independent girls with their bottom glory,” he rapped.
“If I didn’t say it they say I say it. I didn’t rape, they say I raped. They get like I stop singing. But because of GLO, I’m satisfied. This be the last song of the year, so lend me your eyes. I know year you have been waiting for this.” Sometime this year, the hip-hop musician allegedly drugged, raped and impregnated a teenage girl.
The girl’s name was given simply as Queenie and her real age remains a mystery. She claimed to be 17 but her mother swore heaven and earth she was 15. The matter got complicated as both daughter and mother said the pregnancy had been aborted and that the alleged rape happened last year but no police report was made.
Asem flatly denied all three allegations but said he would not pass comments on it publicly because his management intended taking a legal action against his accusers. Not long after, Asem parted ways with Lynx Entertainment to form his record label.
Asem is a product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and had his secondary education at St. Peter’s Senior High School. He is currently one of the best artistes that Lynx Entertainment ever recorded and is best remembered for hit songs like ‘Give Me Blow’, ‘2010 Filla’, ‘Wu B3 Da Ntem’, ‘No More Kpayor’, ‘School De Be’ and ‘Pigaro’.