With Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale’s hit song, ‘Mahama Paper’ ringing out at almost every National Democratic Congress (NDC) event, one could be forgiven for thinking the song was an endorsement of President John Mahama’s campaign for reelection.
But Shatta Wale himself has rubbished such notions by saying he was no intentions of endorsing any political party.
In a Facebook post the dancehall artiste was explicit in his non-partisanship saying, “…I will not endorse any political party or its candidate but rather preach peace and entertain their gathering!”
In times like this when the political climate is about to be heated up, we need to intensify our campaign for peace. For this reason, Shatta Wale will take advantage of any stage presented by any political party or movement to preach peace and stability in the country before, during and after the election. I’m a musician and a performer and if they require my services to entertain their following, that is strictly business, however, I will not endorse any political party or its candidate but rather preach peace and entertain their gathering!
‘Celebrity endorsements ahead of polls’
President John Mahama has received the endorsement of showbiz personalities like Selasie Ibrahim, Mr. Beautiful, John Dumelo, Mzbel, Bukom Banku, Ayitey Powers and Papa Nii.
The likes of Cwesi Oteng, Agya Koo Lucky Mensah, Wisa Greid, Dada KD, Kwabena Kwabena, Barima Sidney, Leo Mensah, Daddy Lumba and Nana Quame have also come out in support for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo