Stop Spoiling My Name

Gospel Artiste of the Year, Herty Borngreat has expressed worry over what she describes as a deliberate attempt to tarnish her brand, person and family. Below is an unedited reproduction of the news statement issued by the musician�s management on her behalf: �The Management of gospel musician Herty Bongreat would want to plead with her fans and members of the general public to disregard the series of malicious media publications against her brand, person and family that have been put out by the Flex entertainment newspaper and circulated on a couple of online media houses. This open clarification has become necessary because it has become evident that persons in charge of the content of the said newspaper have continuously put out one-sided negative fictional tales meant to reduce Herty Borngreat to ridicule and hate in the minds of right thinking members of society. Management has observed that more and more people continue to call on our team to seek confirmation and explanation of the said negative reports but judging by the growing numbers of worried fans and supporters, we deem it prudent to make an open and public clarification through the media. These malice inclined reports started in the months leading to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) and have continued till date and even getting more personal and vitriolic. Aside the personal attacks on the brand, person and family of Herty Borngreat, we have also observed a pattern by Flex newspaper to put out stories that seeks to create bitterness and enmity between the artiste and her colleague musicians. One of the most recent instances was a fabricated news report alleging that Cwesi Oteng had made some rather offensive statements against Herty. This report was very widely circulated and although Cwesi Oteng has categorically denied the contents of the said story, the fabricators continue to circulate it without shame. The same fabricators took center stage in circulating reports that Gifty Osei had also made some rather unfriendly remarks against Herty. It is public knowledge that Editor of Flex, Sammy Baah, in the previous VGMA went from one media house to the other arranging for publicity and promotion for Gifty Osei and he continuous to be an important part of her management team. We plead with him to stop putting out stories that make it seem as if Gifty and Herty are at war. The two are gospel musicians and belong to one Body of Christ. They have a sole aim of propagating the gospel of Christ through their music. They are partners and not rivals. We love feedback. We love constructive criticisms. We understand that the media cannot always get it right because it is a human institution and to err is human. But when a particular media house continuous to put out untrue and negative one-sided stories against a particular musician and decides not to balance the stories with the version of the musician, we can only conclude that malice it at work. We would however want to express our sincerest gratitude to the media and general public for supporting our brand and encouraging us to come this far. We value this partnership and would continue to work to make it even stronger and deeper. The artiste is currently working on her next album and preparing for the Africa Gospel Awards where she has been nominated for the Discovery of the Year category and would be relying on your prayers and support. May God bless us all and may our country grow greater and stronger. SIGNED Akwasi Sarpong (DJ Sarpee) Manager, Publicist.