Controversial hip life artist, Nana Akua Amoah known in Showbiz circles as Mzbel has revealed that she will soon be dropping her new single titled “Don’t Die On My Bonnet,”, a song she says was inspired by her recent encounter with police officers which resulted in a court action.
Mzbel whose lyrics and mode of dressing always stirs up controversy was in the news again for all the wrong reasons recently for allegedly assaulting a police officer and was put behind bars for three days.
The stories were conflicting; while some reports accused her of disrespecting the officer and trying to knock him down while other reports favoured the singer’s version that she had been deilberately accosted.
She was arraigned before court and was remanded into police custody but after an appeal filed by her lawyers and some pleading by executives of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), she was granted bail. The case resumes in August.
Mzbel, who was speaking to Jon Germain on Allo TiGO Saturday, disclosed that she was deeply traumatized by the ‘inhumane’ treatment the police gave her as well as saddened by the reaction of a section of the media to her plight.
The hip life artist says though she was not guilty of the charge leveled against her, she decided to plead so that things would calm down.
She said the police were already prejudiced in the case against her and told the court she strangled a trained officer and nearly choked him to death when that was not the case and questioned how an ordinary ‘tiny’ looking girl like her could strangle a trained officer to the point of death.
Mzbel narrated her three-day experience in the cells for three saying the police jubilated while physically and verbally assaulting her.“They escorted me to the ministries police station with six armed officers as if I were a terrorist,” she said.
She described herself as determined but “not so strong” and therefore appealed to the media to be sensitive when dealing with celebrities like her in order not to hurt their feelings.
She maintained that she still loves the police and even hugged and kissed a couple of them at a show in Accra recently.
The diva said her experience though bad, has opened her eyes to the plight of suspects in custody and has informed her decision to start a project to support them and revealed that she has begun sharing her proceeds with her former cell mates, providing them with food, provisions and other necessities.
Despite the terrible experience she is determined to put it behind her and move on with her life starting with the release of her new CD which will come out soon.
Mzbel also disclosed that she has a reality show in the works titled ‘Bell and the City’ will air very soon and asked her fans to keep faith with her adding that she will be flying to Germany in October for a series of shows.
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