Hiplife artiste, Nii Funny has revealed that he begged to perform in last year’s Ghana meets Naija show.
According to him he was grateful for the opportunity to exhibit his talent because that opportunity has made him a household name in the Ghana music industry.
He was however, disappointed that the same organisers who did not allow his dancer who was nine years by then perform because according to them she was a minor made Dj Switch who is also the same age perform.
In expressing his disappointment through a Facebook post Nii Funny said: ” “Last year, organisers of Ghana Meets Naija gave me the opportunity to be on the show. It was a free performance but I’m grateful for it. The organisers and my manager spoke and agreed on my stage craft for about two weeks. Based on that arrangement we started rehearsal and bought our costumes for our crew. We got to the venue on the day of the event for the sound check only to be told by the organisers that I have to change my stage act because it involves a 9-year-old girl. They insisted the girl can NEVER go on a Ghana Meets Naija stage because it was a night show and in Ghana, children are not permitted to perform after 6 pm. They also raised an argument that one of the sponsors was an alcoholic beverage. I had no choice but to perform dry without any craft. I was not happy. This year the same Ghana Meets Naija has put DJ Switch on the program and she left the stage a few minutes before 10 pm. (She put up a good very show) Clearly DJ Switch is a child and just about the same age with my little dancer. Indeed both of them contested in the recent Talented Kids show on TV3. So I ask myself why the double standards. And oh yes, Alomo Bitters, an alcoholic beverage was a sponsor of this year’s Ghana Meets Naija. They even mounted a stand right in the auditorium and sold their products there while DJ Switch was live on stage. Hmmmmm… if I open my mouth p3, they would say Bukom boys do not respect.”