Award-winning Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah known by the stage name Shatta Wale has taken a swipe at some social media users who criticized the president for sending Shatta Wale a birthday message in ‘broken English’.
Yesterday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took to his Twitter account to wish Shatta Wale a happy birthday and extended an invitation to the “Taking Over” hit maker to visit the seat of government.
The president’s message read, “Happy birthday shattawalegh! You for come visit me for Flagstaff House o!”.
Many critics took to social media to chastise the president for using an ‘unofficial’ language on his official Twitter account. Shatta Wale however in a counter post in defence of the President indicated that, “NIGERIAN PRESIDENT TALK PIGIN IBE NORMAL BUT GHANA PRESIDENT TALK IBE PROBLEM. DADDY NEXT TIME TALK PATOA MEK DEM KNO' WHA GWAN..”
The musician advised the president to make posts in Patoa even if he felt like it because other presidents made posts and even spoke pidgin on national television and they were not attacked for it.
Shatta Wale condemned the double standards of some social media users who spoke against the president’s birthday wish to him.
Other celebrities including Mutombo the Poet also showed solidarity to the president’s use of pidgin and spoke against the critics. In his reply to a comment by one Twitter user, Mutombo indicated, “Massa, go and sit at the back and drink some water! You mean speaking only ‘english’ is professional eh? You are simply lost! Sleep!”
Yesterday, Shatta Wale marked his birthday and the “Ayoo” singer had a day to remember as he received birthday wishes from many of his fans and followers.
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