- Shatta Wale is saying a Ghanaian negotiated $30,000 to perform at the CAF awards without his knowledge
- Shatta Wale says he was disrespected and sold cheap to CAF officials
Controversial self-acclaimed dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, aka Shatta Wale, has disclosed that his fellow Ghanaian negotiated $30,000 on his behalf to perform at the recently held CAF awards.
According to Shatta Wale, the Ghanaian met his manager two days to the event and handed $30,000 to him without any contract attached.
Speaking on Accra-based Onua FM, the dancehall artiste revealed that though he charges $80,000 for international shows, the said Ghanaian negotiated $30,000 on his behalf without his knowledge.
“The person who called and met my manager came with $30,000. I asked my manager what is in the contract attached to the money but his response was, ‘the one who came with the money said we are one family so we should forget about contract,” he said.
The musician in his conversation added that, “I asked my manager to bring the money, kept it, I started investigating who negotiated for me only to find out a Ghanaian”
Shatta Wale explained that it is his job, so he told his manager he needed to see a contract before performing.
“I wouldn’t have charged CAF $30,000 because the last time CAF contracted me to perform for them, I took more than $30,000. I told my manager that since there is no contract, I will keep the money but will not attend the event because if I should go and something happens and I’m asked to produce my contract what will I say?”
However, Wale said upon his thorough investigations, he met the sponsor of the CAF Awards.
“He told me he personally wanted me to be on the show. After speaking to him, I wept within me. He knows God, he understands what life is about he didn’t even think of his $30,000…”
“I was shocked a Ghanaian sold me that cheap for $30,000. I charge $80,000 for international shows. A Ghanaian did that to me and it’s so bad. They have been doing this to most of my colleagues and they don’t talk,” Shatta Wale said.
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