Shatta Wale reveals why he never had a role in the ‘By The Fireside’ TV show

Shatta Wale reveals why he never had a role in the ‘By The Fireside’ TV show

- Shatta Wale has challenged reports that he was part of the 'By The Fireside' TV show in the early 90's

- According to him, he missed out on a role because he was not fluent in the Akan language

- Grace Omaboe, better known as 'Maame Dokono' had earlier claimed that Shatta Wale was a 'gong gong' beater in the TV series

Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has refuted reports making rounds that he played a role in the popular television (TV) series, ‘By The Fireside’.

The television series was hosted in the late 90’s by Grace Omaboe, better known as ‘Maame Dokono’ and ‘Dr. Rokoto’ on Ghana Television (GTV).

Information available to showed that Maame Dokono claimed Shatta Wale played the role of a ‘gong gong’ beater in the show.

Grace Omaboe seated at an event
Grace Omaboe, better known as 'Maame Dokono'

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In an interview on the ‘After Hours‘ show on TV3, Maame Dokono allegedly stated the ‘Taking Over‘ artiste was featured in the programme.

“Shatta Wale was beating the ‘gong gong’ in ‘By The FireSide," the veteran actress allegedly stated.

However in a post by Shatta Wale on social media, he revealed that the actress’ assertions were untrue.

According to him, his inability to properly communicate in the Akan language cost him the role in the series.

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Shatta Wale is without doubt, one of Ghana’s favourite musicians.

The music artiste caused a stir when he requested for a birthday present from President Akufo-Addo in the year 2017.

The first gentleman of the land responded by extending an invitation to him to the Flagstaff House, a development that was subjected to various interpretations all over the country.

He has won a number of awards in his music career, the latest being the Best Dancehall Artiste award, as part of the 2017 edition of the Entertainment Awards (USA).

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