Andy of mentor 1 fame has claimed that Ofori Amponsah’s trending song ‘Alewa’ is a copyrighted song he composed. He disclosed to Sammy Flex on Pluzz FM Tuesday, that he was advised by the producer to feature a popular high life singer to sing the chorus.
According to Andy, he thought of featuring his colleague Okuraseni Samuel but later called Ghanaian High Life artiste, Kofi Nti, who urged him to change some lyrics in the songs which he refused.
He said all efforts to get Kofi Nti to feature on the said song proved futile, so Andy recorded and mastered the song and handed it over to his producer.
The mentor 1 first runner – up revealed that Kofi Nti later called on phone to have a discussion with him but could not turn up until he heard Ofori Amponsah release similar song titled ‘Alewa’.
“The song ‘Alewa’ was produced by NADACO in Kumasi. My producer told me the music sounded like Hi-life so I should feature a popular Hi-life singer to sing the chorus version.”
“I had first considered to feature my mentor colleague, Okuraseni Samuel but later told popular Hi-Life singer, Kofi Nti and he advised me to change some lyrics in the song but I declined. He told me to wait for him at the studio which he never showed up at Taifa PI Studio.”
“He later called me on phone to meet him to discuss something with me but told him I’m done with the song until I recently heard that Ofori Amponsah has released similar song with same titled ‘Alewa’.”
Kofi Nti responded the allegation insisting he had never given out lyrics of Andy’s ‘Alewa’ song to Ofori Amponsah but only advised him to change some portion of the song.