Having endured more than he could take, Biblical Jonah finally cursed the day he was born – indeed, hiplife musician Kwaw Kese might have by now, cursed that fateful day he was caught puffing a timber of wee in Kumasi – just 20 meters away from a police barrier.
Obviously, being an artist and a top-drawer entertainer at that, most event organizers did not fail in including Kwaw Kese in their end of year annual concerts. Kwaw rarely disappoint fans at events. GhanaCelebrities.Com gathers that, Kwaw Kesse is billed to have performed or perform on a number of musical concerts but he could not or cannot due to where his action has relocated him – jail house.
Kwaw Kese is contracted to perform at Y-FM’s Loud In GH, Citi FM’s Decema2Remember, Charterhouse’s Ghana Rocks, MTN Carols Night – which he has been the only artist contracted annually due to the intriguing acts he bring to the stage, as well as 6 other regional gigs. He was even billed for the just ended SAMINIFEST but he was busy preaching in jail.
What GhanaCelebrities.Com could not ascertain was how much initial payment those event organizers have paid him– awaiting balance, but the truth is, he was contracted to perform. Kwaw Kese takes between GHC 8,000 – GHC 10,000 per every professional performance.
So granted he even agreed to take GHC 8000 per all the gigs which is the least – it means Kwaw has lost a whopping GHC80, 000 within a period of 2 months – an amount, which is more than someone’s gross annual income for 2 years, all because of his love for wee smoking. Plans were also far advanced for him to launch his new album titled “Forever” on Christmas Eve at the Nima but all cannot come on.
Emmanuel Botchwey popularly known in Ghana’s showbiz circles as Kwaw Kesse or Abodam was arrested around 1:30am at a wine shop close to plus Two Pub at Nhyiaseo, a suburb of Kumasi, publicly smoking a substance suspected to be cannabis.
Kwaw’s case was first heard by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court on Monday, 24th Nov, 2014. Reports already has it that the substance he smoked which the police caught him with and later tested, is actually weed but he is to appear before the court for the police to present their evidence before the court.
Ever since Kwaw Kese was remanded, he has been denied bail four times by the court – based on the law which states clearly that narcotic offences constitute non-bailable cases in law. He is schedule to appear in court on January 5, 2014.
The big questions worth pondering over are: if you happen to be an event organizer who contracted Kwaw who has found himself in this situation and for that reason could not perform at your event, would you sue him for breach of contract? Take back whatever initial fee you paid to him? Or forgive him in the name of solidarity and sympathy? Share a thought if you have any. Until then…MOTWUM!!