It was all joy and merrymaking last Sunday at Capital View Hotel, Koforidua in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region, when Barimah Kamoko a. k. a. Bukom Banku rendered an unqualified apology to the dancehall king in Ghana, Shatta Wale openly at the pool side of the hotel in the presence of other artiste and guest who have come to the pool side to swim.
According to Bukom Banku, prior to the May 15 bout between Michael Ayitey Okine, aka Ayitey Powers, he used certain disparaging words against the controversial musician and self-acclaimed Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. aka Shatta Wale
The popular Ghanaian undefeated Africa champion in the Cruiserweight class had to eat some humble pie after an impressive performance by the controversial musician on that fateful day.
This was made possible through the hard work of Dr. Manfred Takyi and Dr. Harrison Tetteh, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Deputy respectively of Joy Industries Limited.
“… It is my greatest regret to have insulted Shatta without any provocation and I promise to have a song with Shatta to seal the reunion in the coming days. I am highly refreshed to reunite with Shatta since the situation has created sleepless night for me,” Bukom Banku said.
Powers who claimed to have the support of Shatta Wale could not redeem his image from the pummeling he suffered in the hands of Banku when the two fought in the one-sided non-title Catch weight bout at the Accra Sports Stadium in May this year.
The manager of Shatta Wale, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson known in showbiz as Bulldog lauded the effort of Bukom Banku for the self-awake over the utterance he used against his artiste
He explained that, the demonstration of remorse depicted by Banku is a sign of healthy relationship and togetherness which would go a long way to promote the entertainment industry, leading to socio-economic development.
Bulldog advised players in the industry to be circumspect with their utterances since the use of any distasteful or foul language would sow seed of hatred, misunderstanding amidst ill thinking towards one another.
According to him, as much as rivalry is one of the ingredients that bring the industry alive such rivalries should be healthy and not one that would heighten unnecessary tension.
He took the opportunity to pay glowing tribute to management of Joy Industries Limited, producers of Joy Dadi Bitters (JD), Joy Ointment, Joy Soap, Joy Tweadea Bitters and owners of Brty 99.1 FM, particularly Dr. Manfred Takyi and Dr. Harrison Tetteh respectively for bringing the two celebrities back to their previous status.