The first musician signed onto the Zylofon record Label, Nana Yaw Kumi, known in showbiz circles as Kumi Guitar, has debunked claims that he is given preferential treatment in the company.
In an interview with Agyemang Prempeh on the award-winning entertainment show, Power Entertainment, on Power 97.9 FM, Saturday, the ‘Betweener’ hit maker said although his CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) was his class mate while thgey were students at Adisadel College, that does not mean he receives preferential treatment from him.
“NAM 1 is still my friend…He treats me just as he treats everybody he has signed to work with,” he disclosed.
He spoke fondly of his boss, saying “I’m so grateful for the mileage he has given me” in the music industry.
“NAM 1’s wish is to see people do well in life,” Kumi added while lauding his boss for setting up Zylofon Media, which has given the Ghanaian entertainment industry some facelift.
“I suggested to him to set up a record label and sign musicians onto it…I am happy he listened to me,” the Dream hit maker noted.
Renowned dancehall musicians such as Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have signed onto the record label. Highlife songstress Becca, Gospel songstress Joyce Blessing are all managed under Zylofon Music.
Kumi says he is happy to have been signed to be part of the Zylofon brand and wishes it extends its branches to help more talented people in the creative industry.
Kumi Guitar has endeared himself to Ghanaians both home and in the diaspora with his creativity that comes to play in his songs.
He is the composer of the popular ‘Break into two’ track which is still appealing to lovers of highlife. Apart from his ‘Betweener’ hit, he has songs like ‘Kokonsa’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Problems’, and ‘victims’ which he dedicated to the victims of the Atomic gas explosion in 2017.
His debut album will be released in December this year which features Shatta Wale.