Dancehall star , Shatta Wale has debunked viral reports that he charged the government an amount of 100,000 Cedis to perform at the Covid-19 Virtual Concert.
Prior to the concert, Some Ghanaians described the entertainment component of the event to launch covid-19 tracker app, as unnecessary and a waste of the tax payers money.
They alleged the government pumped huge amounts into the needless fun-fair which could otherwise have been used to procure extra PPEs for frontline covid-19 workers.
It’s been widely speculated that all musicians who performed at the concert were paid 40, 000 Cedis , with Shatta wale pocketing a cool 100,000 Cedis for his trouble.
Setting the records straight via Facebook live video, Shatta Wale, described the claims as a palpable falsehood, stressing such stories have been cooked-up to let him look bad and un-patriotic.
“ Why do people lie like that? U see me, people have said me I like money , Yes! I like money bad, but when my country needs me to perform in these difficult times, there is no way I will choose money first ” the hitmaker noted.
“when they talk about patriotic people I am one of them , I am very patriotic, I like to support my country “ Wale added
The popular musician said the call to support the concert for free came from a big man he respects so much, noting he willingly agreed to the request without talking about money .
“ my God-father called to say the ministry wants to do something and I am one of the main people to have done a virtual concert and that they would love to involve me and I agreed to do it for free…I did it for free because I know where that thing go fit take me go.” The top music star noted.