CEO of Media Excel, Mr. Akwasi Ernest Annin has issued a strong warning to the self acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale to refund monies paid to him (Shatta) after the artiste failed to fulfill a contractual agreement or face the music.
Akwasi Ernest’s caution is on the back of reports of an impending cancellation of the annual event held on the Mountain every December dubbed “Bliss On the Hills”, initiated by Bryan Acheampong, MP for Kwahu Abetifi and powered by Kwahu Republic and Media Excel.
On December 29, Shatta Wale was expected to join reggae/dancehall artistes including Jupitar, Stonebwoy, Samini, and Ras Kuku to entertain patrons who were charged up for him, but refused to show up.
Speaking in an interview with Akwasi Aboagye on Peace FM’s "Entertainment Review" Show, Akwasi Ernest revealed that Shatta Wale was paid over One Hundred Thousand Ghana cedis to perform at their event where all parties involved, signed an agreement to that effect.
But on that fateful day, the artiste refused to show up.
According to him, Shatta Wale and his management claimed they were not comfortable with the Hotel provided for them before the show. The artiste got infuriated and drove back to Accra without fulfilling his part of the agreement.
The Media Excel boss thus counselled the dancehall artsiste and his management to promptly pay up as he (Ernest) does not want to take any strong decision and be tagged as a wicked person; alluding to a past incident.
“Shatta Wale was fully paid and he later requested for an extra amount. According to his manager, Shatta Wale was in Kwahu around 8pm and said he was not comfortable with the hotel provided for him so he got angry and drove back to Accra . . . artistes ought to respect the investment event organizers put in to organizing events," he added.
Akwasi Ernest therefore said he has given Shatta Wale and his manager Chris Conney, up to Monday, to cough up monies paid to him or else a radical course of action will be taken.
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