The first runner-up in the first edition of ‘Stars of the Future’ competition William Ramzy Amui, popularly known as Ramzy who was incarcerated for robbery has finally been released from the Nsawam prisons after 10 years.
Ramzy in August 2010 was handed a 10-year imprisonment with hard labour by the Tema High court presided over by Justice Peter Offei for his role in robbing a complainant of her 4×4 Toyota Highlander with registration number GT 6409X and an amount of GH¢300 at gun point.
The court found him and 7 of his accomplices guilty of charges of conspiracy, armed robbery and dishonesty receiving under Article 29, Clause 146 of the criminal code.
Ramzy who was the 8th accused, Francis Amuzu and Jerry Boampong together with others were consequently handed various jail terms cutting short his[Ramzy’s] dream of reaching stardom in his music exploits.
He, however, has not lost the passion for music and is a lead singer in one of the choirs in the prison.
Ramzy placed second in the maiden edition of Stars of the Future music reality show organised by Charterhouse in 2006. Irene Logan won that contest and Efya, then known as Jane Awindor, placed third.
Ramzy went on to audition for the M-Net West Africa Idol contest in 2007 in Nigeria. He returned home after qualifying for the next stage of the competition but his dream of being a music idol was dashed when he was arrested and put on trial in February 2007, just days before he was scheduled to go back to Nigeria.