Ghanaian musician Ethel Esi Eshun, popularly known for hit songs such as ‘Akyia, I want’ has finally opened for the first time after her supposed management fracas.
In an emotional interview with ZionFelix, monitored by GhanaWeb, eShun revealed that her former manager, known as Stephen Mensah, who happened to be her fiance and lover for over two years, ill-treated, tortured, and emotionally abused her.
She reiterated that the constant blackmails from Stephen and a contracted prophet, made falling in love a bit uneasy for her as she lived in fear almost every day in the relationship.
“It was so bad to the point I wanted to leave but I was stuck. Because he will blackmail you, he will have people call you…even with that, I found that later on…He will manipulate you, verbally abuse you. He could look into my face and tell me ‘you are nothing’, you are a school dropout, he body-shamed me…,” she said in the Twi dialect.
The ‘Fakye’ hitmaker added that due to continued emotional abuse from her fiance who was also her manager, she was forced to seek solace and comfort elsewhere, an act she doesn’t regret doing.
“He used to blackmail me anytime I opted out of the relationship. I needed someone to take me out of the ‘bad’ relationship I found myself in, so I cheated twice on him.
Stephen thinks I can’t come out and say it because it will be a disgrace for me. I wear that as on ornament now because it’s my past and I don’t regret it”, she revealed.
Watch the full interview below: