Charles Nii Armah Mensah known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale has admonished Ghanaians to be patient with the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo
The Ghanaian music star said this on Abusua FM in Kumasi where he granted an interview on his upcoming album The Reign which will be launched on 13th October 2018 at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.
Shatta Wale in answering a question from host Austine Woode on whether he thinks some people malign him without fully appreciating his views on issues said “Austine, I believe so and it’s because of the way the issues are presented in the media. They make it seem I’m always trouble”
“Some Ghanaians talk too much about issues they have little knowledge of. They are always complaining and they do same to even the President”
Shatta Wale further said “We Ghanaians said we wanted Mahama but didn’t give him time to execute his policies and these same people are complaining about Nana Addo”. To him, Ghanaians should take it cool with leaders of the country including Nana Addo instead of always bashing them even when their tenure of office has not ended.
When quizzed whether he was suggesting Ghanaians who voted for a government can’t complain if they are suffering, Shatta Wale responded by saying “I am not saying people can’t complain but their complaints should have a basis and not just because they don’t like the President and want him to fail”
It will be recalled that in the lead up to the 2016 elections in Ghana, Shatta Wale performed on campaign platforms of the NDC and even did a song “Mahama paper” believed to be about then President and NDC candidate John Mahama.
Many people tagged the musician as NDC but he came out to deny and said he was paid good money to perform and he did just that.
Fast forward to 2017 and there was a new government and Shatta Wale was invited to the Presidency by President Akufo Addo after he tweeted at the President to invite him.
After the meeting, Shatta Wale told the press the meeting was successful and they discussed ways to improve the Ghanaian creative arts industry.