Multi-award winning and veteran Ghanaian recording engineer and a record producer, Zapp Mallet (Emmanuel Mallet) on Sunday caused a social media stir with a tweet that seem a jibe on the ongoing LGBTQI+ debate.
Feel I'm a German trapped in a Ghanaian body...I'm appealing to the German embassy to help me come out of this Ghana body oo...— Zapp Mallet (@zapp_mallet) November 1, 2021
In what he tells Graphic Online is a complete joke, Zapp Mallet had tweeted that he felt he is a German but trapped in a Ghanaian body, and proceeded to appeal to the German Embassy to help him come out of his Ghanaian body.
Since the tweet however, media reports have suggested he is asking to be relocated out of Ghana, and has had to rebut a couple or so of such twists.
I'm just being myself. If by identifying who i am offends the ancestors then I'm sorry but do they know my struggles in this land? Are they concerned? Mk i think. German embassy, hear my appeal 😂😂😂😂— Zapp Mallet (@zapp_mallet) November 1, 2021
One Erik Kwaku Mina sees no joke in the tweet and bares his disagreements with no flattery at all, accusing Zapp of lacking patriotism and betraying his motherland and children because the times are hard, and no amount of explanations by Zapp seem to work the magic. Mina, while acknowledging Zapp’s status, wonders why those to tutor the up and coming should be abandoning the country.
I still dont get it...
Those to coach the younger ones to build up the Country are running away...
"How can we sing our love songs in a strange Land"-(Nat Brew,said this)— Erik Kwaku Mina (@KwakuMina) November 1, 2021
But Zapp insists “I was misquoted. I didn't use the word country. I said body and in case you've forgotten, body and country are 2 different things...”
To all who are misconstruing ‘body’ for ‘country’, he says they would have failed pɔtɔɔ in any examination.
Ghanaians are funny. I didn't use the word "country". I said BODY!!! If it was comphrension....u fail pɔtɔɔ— Zapp Mallet (@zapp_mallet) November 2, 2021
But he says it is a big joke.