Legendary Ghanaian High-life singer, Alfred Benjamin Crentsil known by stage name A. B. Crentsil has narrated in a new interview about how he narrowly escaped lynching from the hands of Northerners following his controversial song, ‘Atia’.
Narrating her ordeal in the studios of Kumasi-based Pure FM, A.B Crentsil said the ‘Atia’ song, which was released several years ago, was interpreted by the people of the North as derogatory to their tribe and therefore demanded the song be withdrawn and the musician apologizes to the chiefs and people of the area.
The singer said he was touring some parts of the country with the song and when he got to the North, the people showed him ‘pepper.’ “I decided not to perform Atia that evening but the fans called for it.
They said whether I performed it or not they were going to give me the beatings of my life. So I decided to escape through a nearby farm and that infuriated the audience who
destroyed our bands items including our drum set and amplifier but the police came to restore calm,” he said.