Ghanaian self-acclaimed queen of comedy and TV Presenter Afia Schwarznegger is not new to controversy. This time she’s in the news again for sending the owner of Zylofon and Menzgold Nana Appiah Mensah a.k.a Nam 1, a stern warning.
Nam 1 and his company Menzgold have equally had their fair share of controversies and some wild allegations. Menzgold has been in the news a couple of months now for failing to meet the requirements to operate as a financial institution. It has emerged that Menzgold’s business module of buying gold and subsequently advancing interests to investors in Ghana is in clear breach of its licence agreement.
The Bank of Ghana cautioned the public on the illegal operation of Menzgold which Nam 1 came out to refute. But things got intense when the ‘Economic And Organized Crime Office’ stepped in and allegedly invited Nam 1 over for questioning. About a week or two ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also added their voice to it.
The executives of Menzgold apparently met with the Securities and Exchange Commission to deliberate on how to resolve the ongoing legal tussle between the minerals regulator and the gold dealing company owned by Nana Appiah Mensah but unfortunately did not arrive at a consensus.
This morning, I chanced on a video recorded and posted on Afia Schwarznegger’s official instagram page, calling out people closer to Nam 1 to warn him.
Check out the video below
In the video, Afia Schwarznegger is heard saying in the local dialect (Twi) that, “Goodmorning Ghanaians, I haven’t been able to sleep. It’s 3am and I haven’t been able to sleep. Please, whoever knows Nam 1 should tell him (references a line in Kumi Guitar’s song). Nam 1, I don’t want to mention your name. Otumfour Osei Tutu(Asante Chief), Nana Addo, Tourism minister, Socrates Sarfo, Sammy Baah, Bulldog, George Quaye and all those who know Nam 1 including his wife, I beg you in the name of the God who created the heavens and the earth, I don’t want to shout. I don’t want to talk about Nam 1. Nam 1, you and I know what I’m talking about. I don’t want to shout. I am not ready to put on a black scarf. I am not ready to wear black clothes for a year. Nam 1, I don’t want to shout, your last warning!’
So the question is what did Nam 1 do to provoke Afia Schwarznegger for her to rant like that?
According to some social media commenters and looking at Afia Schwarznegger’s response, her mum has allegedly been duped by Menzgold. She invested in the institution and it owes her an amount of 4 million Ghana cedis. So her rant is to draw Nana Appiah Mensah to the issue because they’ve waited for them to refund the money and for over 2 months they’ve not heard anything sensible. Her mum is desperate and she’s afraid of what might happen to her.
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