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Self-styled Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah better known as Shatta Wale, who is currently on a US tour has hinted of his plans to present his recently-won award to President Akufo-Addo as soon as he returns home.
According to Shatta, he will present the enviable award to the President, as an honorary to his NPP administration.
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The Dancehall ‘Commando’ recently received the Key to the City of Worcester award in the United States for his immense contributions to the Entertainment and Arts industry.
Speaking to the media in a telephone conversation, Wale intimated that, Ghanaian artiste are gradually gaining grounds on international platforms but pleaded to the president to invest in the sector in order to help export more talents worldwide.
“With the key I have. I want to bring it to our president to thank him that under his governance, I have received something in the name of Ghana”, he said.
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He also appealed to the media to eschew giving Ghanaian artiste negative publicity since it has dare consequences on the personality and brand worldwide. And rather partner entertainers to help grow the music industry.
The Ghanaian-international disclosed that, his America fans were surprised to realize he wasn’t as ‘cruel’ as various Ghanaian media portray him to be.
“There are so many people interested in our industry but the [media] paint us black…It is killing the market outside Ghana. When I come to America people love me. They don’t know why I am so cool and what they read on the internet doesn’t tally with my attitude…”
“I feel bad talking about the media. I get messages from some radio stations and I don’t talk to them. I know on whose side they are. I am sorry if I am stepping on some toes in the media”, he lamented.
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Shatta Wale received the Key to the City of Worcester award in Massachusetts, from Mayor Joseph Petty. The award symbolizes that, he now has all the rights and privileges of a free movement in the US city.
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