Ghanaian singer and songwriter Wiyaala has revealed how Shatta Wale and his team blocked her from receiving an award on stage.
The incident happened yesterday in New York where both artistes were billed to perform at Summer Stage.
In a Facebook post, the singer said she was told that “she and Shatta Wale would be presented with a Citation of Merit by Vanessa L Gibson, President of The Bronx Borough on stage during an interval in his performance.”
She wrote that “about 8.15 pm Shatta wale’s performance was paused and Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson and Wiyaala went to the back of the stage for the presentation of the citations.”
Wiyaala’s post claimed that “Vanessa went forward to do the presentation whilst an unknown person advised Wiyaala to wait.”
“The presentation was made to Shatta Wale. Vanessa then immediately vacated the stage without calling Wiyaala forward. Wiyaala was then told she could receive her award back stage out of sight of the audience.”
“Wiyaala refused to accept the award under these circumstances and left Crotona Park for her hotel'” she narrated.
According to Wiyaala, Shatta Wale’s team had been trying to flip the story hence her decision to explain what happened.