Entertainment of Tue, 6 Dec 201625
Shatta Wale came 'uninvited' to perform at NDC rally?
There’s no doubt that Ghanaian dancehall artist, Shatta Wale, is business-minded and he has espoused the notion of business for some time. In fact, he has never been coy on how much he makes out of show business, how much he’s paid for a performance or any other venture.
The artist, for the second time in a spate of months, mounted the platform of the ruling party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) to perform – www.entertainmentgh.com can state.
The artist performed some of his plethora of hit songs at the final rally of the NDC to the delight of the mammoth crowd, who danced and sang along the songs. Even the top executives of the party, including the President, John Mahama and the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, could not help but sing and dance along to Shatta Wale’s performance.
Minutes after the performance, a tweet by the artist, about getting paid quickly, generated debate on social media.
I take my money ...quick????????????????????????????????ago ????????????????????????— SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh) December 5, 2016
Although the artist did not make any reference to his energetic performance at the rally with the tweet; fans, critics and observers are deducing that the artist might have been well-paid at the rally.
However, sources close to the ruling party and some persons present at the rally have hinted www.entertainmentgh.com on their reservations on about Shatta Wale’s involvement and his tweet of getting paid, if indeed, it (tweet) was connected to the rally.
According to these sources, the ‘Mahama paper’ hit maker was not on the bill. They claim that, the programme line-up had no room for any performance from Shatta Wale.
The artist came to the grounds ‘uninvited’ and wanted to perform. He came in at the time the President was about to mount the stage and was prevented by the security detail from mounting the stage.
After some argument with the security that were unwilling to back down on their directive not to allow the artist mount the stage, he (Shatta Wale) got frustrated and it took the intervention of Dr. Omane Boamah, Minister of Communication, to alert the security to allow the artist get on stage and perform after the President’s speech.
According to the sources, doubts shroud his ‘assertion’ of getting paid ‘quickly’ after the performance especially when he was not even on the bill.