Gospel musician, Grace Ashie, has revealed on GH Entertainment on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM that, she was not paid a pesewa for the songs she composed for the Black Stars when the they qualified for the World Cup under the leadership of embattled Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Speaking to host Mr. Handsome, the musician who expressed happiness at the expose by Anas Aremeyaw Anas said, she used her own finances to produce all her campaign songs and even hard to pay for travel expenses to support the national team during their participation at the previous world games. Grace Ashie who is popularly referred to as Obaa Yaa, described the Number 12 expose as sad, disgraceful and disgusting.
‘’I was not scared about the Anas expose because since 2006 till now, Kwesi Nyantakyi never paid me a coin for any of the songs I produced for the national team. I am daring the former GFA boss to deny or confirm my claims. The GFA did not pay me a penny. I always gave him my songs, he will play the songs but he will not pay me. He will only commend my efforts but never gave me a pesewa.’’
‘’The GFA never paid for any of my travel expenses. You can call him and find out for yourself. I was never paid. I was always going to the GFA but I was never paid a penny,’’ she added.
Her motivation to compose the songs for the national team despite not being paid, the musician said, ‘’my love for the nation and her patriotic act led me to compose these songs.’’
She further disclosed that, she used her own resources to pay all those she contracted to support her in the songs she composed.
She has also demanded for an audit into the activities of the GFA because she believes they budgeted for what she did but never received a pesewa from GFA.