Singer, Mzbel’s non-belief in Christ continues to make headlines after she told Graphic Showbiz that, certain aspects of her interview on 'Restoration' were pushed by host, Stacy Amoateng just to make her TV show popular - despite Mzbel's management requesting that portion of the interview to be taken out.
Okyeame Quophi, the husband of Stacy has said on Channel R that Mzbel is just creating controversies to promote her new single. Answering the question whether the production team called Mzbel to appear on the show or not, Quophi said Stacy never called the ’16 years’ hit maker. Rather, it was Mzbel who telephoned Stacy and asked her (Stacy) to put her on the show.
Quophi further stated that he was the one who wrote the question (whether Mzbel believes in Jesus or not) for Stacy. “As the director, I monitor the conversations and write follow-up questions. When a person says he believes in the Old Testament but not the New Testament, the next question that any normal human being would therefore ask is: Do you believe in Jesus Christ? And that was what happened,” he stated.
Commenting on the issue of editing, Quophi Okyeame made it clear that there was no point in time where Mzbel requested that her comments about Jesus Christ should be edited before airing the interview. According to him, Mzbel’s manager, Nana Yaw Wiredu, who was present at the time of filming the interview, was the one who told him to edit that part. However, they did not edit it because Mzbel objected to what her manager said, saying the production team should ignore her manager’s comments and go ahead with it.
He pointed out that Nana Ama McBrown made her hate comments about Cartel Big J of Praye fame on ‘Restoration with Stacy’ which became major news in the country before Mzbel appeared on the show so the show was popular before Mzbel’s appearance.
His comments together with the previous comments of Stacy pushed mzbel to send a four-part video message on Instagram, calling the husband and wife team liars and cursing them. She wrote:
“Okyeame Kofi and Stacy Amoateng =Ananias and Safira of your own New Testament Book! Big Liars! Hypocrites! Snake under grass attention seekers! War u ask, war is what u get! PART 1 #Mzbel”
“PART 2 Okyeame Kofi and Stacy Amoateng Liars!!! #Mzbel”
“PART 3 Okyeame Quophi disclosed to channel R entertainment show hosted by Christian Oppong that they never booked an interview with Me but I rather called them to be on the show, Really?? He called me an attension seeker who wants to create controvesies to promote my songs, so Ghanaians should not be deceived! REALLY?! If this is true and I Nana Ekua Amoah Mzbel is saying otherwise, then May the Gods of our ancestors punish me! But if Kofi is lying, then May the God of our ancestors punish them!!!!”
“PART 4 I’m upset because Stacy and Okyeame Quophi are lying that i forced myself on their show, i’m an attension seeker who wants crontrovesy for promotion! Liars! If u claim to be good Christians why would u even air that after my manager @iinspireghana insisted you shouldn’t or why didn’t u edit the so called controversial or offensive part from it?! If u have respect for your belief why create a platform and ask people to speak against it…And they actually use the bit where i was talking abt their Christ to promote their show! HYPOCRITES!!!”