The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rufftown Records and Manager of Wendy Shay, Ricky Nana Agyeman has recounted how the ‘Bedroom Commando’ hitmaker gave him renewed hope to continue nurturing talents in Ghana’s entertainment industry when Ebony Reigns died.
Known in showbiz circles as Bullet, the Rufftown CEO made this revelation in commemoration of the 2019 VGMA Artiste of the Year winner’s second-year anniversary in the Ghanaian music industry.
“Recounting the painful experience of his former artiste’s death, he wrote on his Instagram page: Two years ago, I was in Sweden when I heard about the demise of Ebony Reigns. I went through pain, shock, confusion and depression. In my mind, I thought that was the end of my contribution to the entertainment industry in Ghana. I wanted to find a job in Sweden and not return to Ghana after the funeral.”
He, however, added: “The only thing that motivated me to stay in the music industry was one lady who was ready to quit nursing in Germany and relocate to do music in Ghana if only I will manage her.”
Bullet admitted that ”Wendy shay’s project was a make or break” for him and the Rufftown Records label as a whole.
The former member of the defunct Ruff n Smooth music group expressed gratitude to Wendy Shay for giving him another chance to impact the entertainment industry when he had almost given up, and being a huge success that has opened more doors to other artistes on the record label”.
Here’s what he posted on Instagram
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Two years ago I was in Sweden when I heard about the demise of Ebony Reigns. I went through pain, shock, confusion and depression. In my mind I thought that was the end of my contribution to the entertainment industry in Ghana. I wanted to find a job in Sweden and not return back to Ghana after the funeral. The only thing that motivated me to stay in the music industry was onel lady who was ready to quit nursing in Germany and relocate to do music in ghana if only I will manage her This was at a time I had lost believe in myself and my dream but her continual applying of pressure to be under my management made me consider giving it another shot. Wendy shay'sproject was a make or break for me and my label. She was next after ebony and if she blows, rufftown records blow again and if she fails, rufftown goes down. I was already down at that moment so I felt there was nothing to loose after all on my side but she was going to be the sacrifice and test for my company. God being so good Wendy's been a huge success and that has motivated me to sign more acts. Today marks your two years in the music industry @wendyshayofficial.i want to say thank you for not giving up when they tried so hard to pull you down.Happy anniversary #strongestwomanever #mostbeautiful #mosttalented #mosthumble