Musician Mzbel has disclosed that her first manager, Daniel Agyei who happened to also be her boyfriend abused her.
According to her music was never part of her plans although she was the assistant Entertainment Prefect had lots of following back in Senior High School.
She said she wanted to be a media person which pushed her to the studio to learn on attachment and was pushed to try her skills every now and then till her first song came out followed by others.
Speaking to Frema Adunyame and Ato Kwamina on Citi TV’s Upside Down show, she noted that the manager, Daniel was like a father to her.
“It was actually my first relationship,” she said.
When she was asked how old she was at the time, she replied, “I was not a teenager. I was old but he was very old. He was like I think thirty-something years older than me but he was nice, he was kind. He was the daddy I never had. He was my producer, my man, my best friend. He was there. He gave me stuff that I never got.”
But all that took a turn when her career blew up.
“He got jealous because now everybody wants a piece of Mzbel and he blocked a lot of my shows. When I get gigs from London, he wants to go with me and they say okay this is a low budget show, you can’t come but we’ll take care of her, he’d cancel the show. He wouldn’t let me go anywhere alone. He wants to check my phonecalls, my messages.
“And if I cannot tell him why this person is texting me this or that, he will beat the hell out of me. If I take off my wig right now and you check my forehead, I don’t have any hair there anymore. I used to braid my hair. When he’s beating me, he’d just grab my wig and throw me like this (all about) and it’d be just tearing.” she narrated.
She added that she could not report him to the police because he took her from her “very poor background” and gave “me the life that I never had.”
She used the opportunity to comment on manager and artiste relationship saying it is not healthy at all.
By: Hajia Lamy Gates |ghanaweekend.com