Ghanaian hiplife artiste Chicago, famously known for his 1999 hit track, “Daavi mede kuku’ has finally unraveled the mystery behind his arrest in 2001.
Speaking to Dzifa Smith on The Late Nite Celebrity Show on Monday night, Chicago, revealed that his arrest was caused by his then producer, whose name he refused to mention.
Though he seemed to have forgotten about the incident, he narrated his story without holding back when Dzifa Smith brought it up for discussion.
“I remember my producer was travelling outside the country and he had to pay me some money for the records that we had done, because he was going to stay for a long time. And then he didn’t want to pay me,” he stated.
“One Saturday, he came to my house with striking force and they were like ‘your producer owes you some money and he doesn’t want to pay you in the absence of some people, so he wants to pay you in our presence so we witness that he has indeed paid.”
“So I followed them to the Police station and then when I got there, they asked me, ‘where is the car?’
That was when the Police arrested me and according to him, he was kept there for two days without the chance to narrate his side of the story to the media.
“They just kept me for some 48 hours and left me. Journalists came there but they did not allow them to speak to me,”
“So it was not even in the news because nobody had the opportunity to speak to me when I was in there.”
Chicago who has moved on in his life since then, told host Dzifa Smith it was unnecessary to name the producer who had caused his trauma on the show because he has learnt not to hold onto any grudge especially after his music industry war with fellow hip-lifer, Ex-Doe.
“The producer is in America and it is not necessary to name him. One of my regrets is the reply to Ex-Doe so I have learnt not to pay back the negativity that someone has done to me.”
“People don’t hear from me because some of these things pulled me from the game,” he said regrettably.
Chicago who will be on stage with other hiplifers during the ‘Back in the Day Concert’ indicated that he has moved on in his life now.
“I currently work for Guinness Ghana, I work for Coca Cola, Kasapreko and I also work with Zoomlion. Apart from that, I am working with Ashfoam.”
On Friday September 21, Empire Entertainment and Media GH will bring together old hip life artistes whose works have stood the test of time.
Chicago will be joined by T-Blaze, Tic-Tac, Obrafour, Abrewa Nana amongst others for the show which will also see plaques being presented to these artistes for their contribution to the music industry.