President Akufo-Addo has opened up for the first time on his recent pidgin tweet to dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah aka Shatta Wale.
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Nana Addo speaking at the National Cyber Security Week at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), on Monday highlighted the twitter message he sent to the musician.
The President in his address disclosed that he didn’t expect his tweeter message sent to Shatta Wale in pidgin to go viral on various social media platforms.
“I’m no less intrigued that I have over 400,000 friends [and] followers and a recent tweet wishing Shatta Wale happy birthday in pidgin would go viral,” President Akufo-Addo said.
Nana Addo argued that social media is far more powerful than the computers that landed the first man on the moon.
The President in his conversation added that, “the cars that we drive today are more computers on wheels that the mechanical beasts we used to drive.”
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Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, October 17, set social media ablaze when he sent a tweet, wishing Shatta Wale happy birthday.
What made that twitter message unique was the President’s address to the singer in Pidgin English.
The dancehall King who was celebrating his birthday twitted at the President, requesting a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle as a birthday gift.
Though the President didn't grant the car request of the musician, he rather twitted back at Shatta hours later in pidgin; requesting him to visit him at the Flagstaff House.
The dancehall King who was overwhelmed by the message from the President swiftly responded to thank him.
The twitter exchanges between the President and the musician caught the attention of many social media users which went viral for days.
The President’s pidgin tweet also received criticisms from some members of the public.
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