LUCKY MENSAH SPEAKS ABOUT OKRAKU MANTEY AND ABEIKU SANTANA AGAIN
Veteran Highlife musician, Lucky Mensah has revisited his issues with Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Mark Okraku Mantey and renowned broadcaster, Abeiku Aggrey Santana, respectively. Lucky Mensah was the guest on TV XYZ’s Legends show, on Sunday, August 7, hosted by Agyemang Prempeh.
The ‘I Miss You’ hit maker, who hails from Gomoa Domenase, born Abeiku Mensah and supposedly Fante by tribe is mostly mistaken to be a native of Ga land due to how fluent and consistent he has been with the Ga language in his music.
Lucky Mensah spoke about his childhood adventures and unused footballing talent during his youthful stage in life. “Growing up as a kid, I was a very good footballer. I tried playing for Olympics Babies but was stopped by my auntie. I’ve sold bread, burg loaf, soap, among others when I was young” he sorrowfully narrated.
The veteran also confirmed not getting that fatherly love despite the fact that he knew his father. He was cared for by his mother till he lost her at 12 years. He the moved to live with his auntie in Accra Newtown.
Speaking about his rift with Abeiku Santana, the legendary singer explained that he has never asked Abeiku Santana for help in his music career. He was very surprised when he heard the broadcaster mention his name as part of the musicians he has helped.
“Okraku Mantey knows nothing about music. He just had the opportunity to be a judge of a reality show and he feels he knows everything about music. He came on radio and TV to say Lucky Mensah isn’t a good singer. He doesn’t know how to sing. He knows nothing about music to criticize me.” the legendary highlife singer also lamented.
Lucky Mensah hopes that the masses get to know the truth about the Honourable Minister and the fact that his stay in that particular position wouldn’t help the creative arts and culture progress.