Willie Roi, a Ghanaian music producer who was the head of Zylofon Media’s Arts Club, was found dead in his apartment at the former Royal Rechester Hotel at East Legon, Accra on Sunday.
His lifeless body, NEWS-ONE has gathered, was found in his room with blood oozing out of his nostril.
The body was subsequently deposited at the morgue of the Police Hospital in Accra. The cause of his death is readily unknown.
Willi Roi was a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. He worked with the top artistes like Daddy Lumba, Fela, Sunny Ade, Sunny Okussuns, among many others, as an engineer, producer and keyboardist.
He joined the now defunct Zylofon Music and was in charge of nurturing young talents for the label. He was also an artiste and repertoire manager at the label.
Willie Roi was always vocal on issues regarding Zylofon, which got him to be tagged as “controversial”.
A source he worked with at Zylofon told NEWS-ONE that after the Economic & Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) secured a court order to go after all properties belonging to Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) due to the Menzgold Ghana Limited saga, Willie had been staying in Tema to look for a new place.
However, when he gets gigs in Accra, he comes to sleep at his room from time to time at Royal Richester Hotel, which is one of the Zylofon’s properties.
He returned on Saturday night at about 12 midnight to sleep after an undisclosed gig, but his body was only discovered on Sunday.
“Normally, he comes out to call security to buy something for him at least once in a day. But this time he didn’t and the security was surprised and went to check on him only to find his dead body,” the source revealed.
“Honestly, he has been sick for sometime but let’s leave that to the doctors for the cause of death,” the source added.
The demise of Willie has come as a great shock to players of the entertainment industry, as not many knew about his supposed sickness.
Many of them took to their social media platforms to share his photographs in disbelief.