The aftermath of the Ghana Music Awards UK 2023 has stirred quite a controversy, with Shatta Wale’s bold claim of receiving £80,000 for his performance at the event.
In a Twitter post following the event, Shatta Wale expressed gratitude for the successful evening, highlighting the £80,000 he purportedly received as a performance fee. His tweet triggered a wave of skepticism, with Kwasi Aboagye, a respected broadcaster, dismissing Shatta Wale’s statement as a blatant lie.
However, renowned Ghanaian media personality Kwasi Aboagye has publicly refuted these claims, stating that such an amount could not possibly have been paid to the artist.
Aboagye, speaking on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, argued that the organizers could not afford such a sum after covering various expenses, including visa fees, first-class flight tickets, and accommodations for Shatta Wale and his team.
He vehemently stated, “It is a huge lie! Do the organizers even have that 80,000 pounds to give Shatta Wale? He is lying. It is never true.”
This disagreement has led to a fiery response from the founder and CEO of Ghana Music Awards UK, Nii Ofori Tackie, popularly known as Alordia.
Responding to Aboagye’s statements during an interview with Kwame Dadzie of Joy FM on their Twitter space, Alordia passionately defended the integrity of the GMA-UK event and rebuked Aboagye’s comments as baseless and uninformed.
According to Alordia, Aboagye’s lack of knowledge about the contractual agreements between artists and event organizers rendered his criticisms irrelevant.
He emphasized that Aboagye had no understanding of the complexities involved in organizing international events, and as such, he should shush.
Alordia went on to express his frustration at Aboagye’s remarks, emphasizing that such comments only serve to undermine the painstaking efforts of individuals like him who are dedicated to promoting Ghanaian music on the global stage.