Eugene Ashie aka Wisa Greid, a Ghanaian hiplife artiste signed to Black Avenue Music was fined an amount of GHS8400 for gross indecent exposure after he decided to whip out his little peepee and rub it on a dancer’s backside while performing at Citi FM’s December 2 Remember concert on 24th December 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) by an Accra Circuit Court. Failure to pay the fine would have resulted in a 24-month jail term for the young artist. Luckily for him the amount was quickly raised and he escaped spending the next couple of years in jail.
There were rumours that Halifax Ansah Addo, newly appointed head of Communication for Xylofon Cash and Zylofon Events paid an amount of GHS10,000 to bail him out but Wisa has denied the claims and says Halifax only called to offer assistance but the money was jointly raised by himself, his record label and the Ghana Tourism Authority. “Zylofon didn’t pay my fine nor did anyone from Zylofon. My friend Halifax called earlier today to offer assistance as a friend. I’m surprised to see stories flying about tagged Zylofon rescues me and pays my fine…I didn’t even know Halifax was a staff of Zylofon. I knew him as a friend”, he said to Daily View Gh’s Dan Kwasi Prince in an interview.
Whether Zylofon or not, the fine was paid and the singer is free. The court where he was prosecuted was presided over by Judge Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, who concluded that the organ that was displayed on stage was Wisa’s real manhood and not a dildo as he claimed earlier. According to her, the decision to fine him was not just based on the fact that he decided to indecently expose himself in public in such a manner, but mostly because he failed to show remorse for his behaviour.
Prior to the sentencing, the “Ekikimi” hitmaker was heard saying he wasn’t scared of going to jail. This probably rubbed the judge the wrong way and she decided to slap him with the long arm of the law to teach him a lesson.