The only surviving member of Hiplife group Buk Bak, Prince Bright (Bling Sparkles) has categorically denounced claims that the late Ronnie Coaches, a member of the group who passed on recently was a womanizer as perceived by some Ghanaians.
“Ronnie always kept to himself...he wasn't much of an extrovert ....unfortunately my brother is not here to defend himself so I plead with everybody to let Ronnie rest peacefully”, Bright stated on Peace FM's "Entertainment Review" on Thursday.
Asked if reports that the deceased was a known womanizer had any bases, Bright said “Ronnie respected himself very much. I respect his lifestyle, he didn't talk too much....but he was not a womanizer”.
He added that often musicians and famous men are perceived to be womanizers but that is not true because he (Bright) has been a victim of such bad press regarding relationships.
“But I always look to God...oftentimes, i am alone in my room and I cry...There are a lot of things I hear about Ronnie and I feel so sad but it is not everything I can respond to so I decide to keep quiet over it”, Bright spoke amidst uncontrollable tears.
Bright added that it is very painful to hear untrue news about Ronnie and musicians in general and made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to put a stop to such misinformation. He further appealed to all to come in their numbers and show some solidarity as his late pal is laid to rest.
"I urge all in the industry, the general public and sympathizers to come support the funeral service for the late Ronnie as we place him in the hands of the Almighty God," he said.
The mortal remains of the musician, also known in real life as Ronnie Nii Quarshikumah Quainoo, will be laid in state at the National Theatre on Friday January 31, 2014 for all to keep wake and pay their last respect.
The National Theatre will also host a special musical concert in honour of Ronnie Coaches on February 1. The concert will see performances from several artistes including Prince Bright (Bling Sparkles) and music trio, 4x4, Pope Skinny among others.
The remains of the late musician will then be interred at the Osu Cemetery on Saturday February 1, followed by a memorial service at the Success Chapel, Bubuashie in Accra on Sunday, February 2.
Ronnie, 36, died on November 21, 2013 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Bright, who was in the same group - Buk Bak - with Ronnie since the 1990s, flew down to Ghana from the US last Saturday, and said the little Ghanaians can do for the late musician, is to turn out in their numbers for the funeral.
A teary Bright admitted that the Hiplife group will never be the same after Ronnie's demise.
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
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