Hiplife artiste Emmanuel Appiah Boateng, known in showbiz as Kontihene has expressed his fondness of embattled Menzgold boss Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as NAM 1.
In an exclusive interview with AJ Sarpong on Citi TV’s ‘Hall of Fame’, Kontihene said even though he does not know much about how NAM1 went about his gold business, he believes there is a virtue in him that can be tapped into.
“I like his spirit. I like his boldness. There is something about him that I like. I pray that we can use his brain for something better for ourselves,” he said.
He said even though he does not want radio presenters to play his song ‘Asesa’ song when discussing Menzgold issues, he does not have anything against NAM 1. Recently, some radio presenters started playing Kontihene’s ‘Asesa’ while discussing Menzgold Matters. He came out to warn them to stop playing the song.
The song gained currency in the heat of the Menzgold saga because of the line ‘Nana Appiah me nwom nie’ and the ‘hero-to-zero storyline of the song.
According to Kontihene, even though both of them are called Nana Appiah it was wrong to play his song for the Menzgold boss when it got into trouble.
To him, he did not understand why the DJs did not do the same when NAM1 was signing artistes with huge sums of money.
Menzgold was asked to stop operation following the directive from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
It stated that the gold dealership firm did not have the license to operate.
In the wake of this, Menzgold customers has asked the government to find ways of retrieving their monies for them.
Currently, Nana Appiah Mensah is not in Ghana even though court had issued an arrest warrant on him.
Meanwhile, he will make his third court appearance in Dubai on Thursday, February 14, where he is facing a misdemeanor charge over a US$23 million deal, gone bad.