Barclays Bank, which is now switching to Absa says they have not directed anyone to use Bosom P-Yung’s 'Ataa Adwoa' song for an advert.
The Internet sensation took over the airwaves early January with his breakthrough single, titled “Ataa Adwoa”.
A video circulating on the internet saw Kumawood entertainer Kwadwo Nkansah ‘Lil Win’ using the song and had an Absa logo in his video as well.
Bosom P-Yung and his team reacted to this and accused Absa of using their property without contacting them.
His manager speaking to Pulse.com said: “Nobody contacted us from Barclays/Absa before using the song,” he stated, adding that, “we’ll alert you when we take the necessary action.”
Former musician and politician Kwame A-Plus condemned them in a long post on his Instagram page.
He accused them of having a direct influence in the advertisement, adding that ‘You don't respect us. You are taking over all Barclays Banks in Africa. Can you do this in Nigeria with Davido or Wiskid's song?’
But Absa has now responded as they say they have not contacted anyone to use their logo in a video.
Our attention has been drawn to a music video with the song “Attaa Adwoa” circulating on social media with the Absa logo.— Absa Bank Ghana (@AbsaGhana) January 29, 2020
We wish to distance ourselves from the said video and to state that neither Absa nor Barclays has commissioned anyone to produce or use our logo for such a 1/ pic.twitter.com/AmFAVeUacp
production. We have instructed those involved to, with immediate effect, remove the Absa logo from the video. We have further instructed them to desist from the use of the Absa logo as well as further sharing of the video.— Absa Bank Ghana (@AbsaGhana) January 29, 2020
Our commitment to our customers and Ghana remains 2/
stronger than ever. We will continue in our role as a bank to connect the ambitions of our customers, communities and Ghanaians with financial resources, services and opportunities in innovative ways to bring their possibilities to life. 3/3— Absa Bank Ghana (@AbsaGhana) January 29, 2020