U-Turn: Shatta Wale Endorses Mark Okraku Mantey For Deputy Ministerial Nomination
Written by Prince Swaggart on 02/07/2021
Award-winning Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr aka Shatta Wale has made a surprising u-turn on his initial position that Mark Okraku Mantey cannot do the job as Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts if he is given the nod.
In an interview with Prince Tsegah (Da Don) on ‘USEYWETIN’ on the cruise control show which airs on Hitz FM hosted by Merqury Quaye and Doreen Avio, the ‘My Level’ hitmaker clarified his initial stance.
Shatta Wale disclosed that contrary to popular public opinion that he dislikes Mark Mantey, he respects him and knows that he means well for the arts industry.
He said, “I was not trying to be rude to Mark Okraku Mantey, he is a nice man, he likes me, he knows my character, he knows who I am, and he knows I like to free my mind. I respect Mark a lot and I know how he wants to help the industry. We can’t give another person the chance to mess things like the way they’re blaming Obour now”
Shatta Wale further suggested that some A-list industry persons must meet up with Mark Mantey to make suggestions they feel can help him fight for the betterment of the arts in Ghana
This new statement from Shatta Wale comes after he earlier threatened the government against the possible nomination of the former President of the Creative Arts Council, as the Deputy Arts and Tourism Minister.
The “My Level” hitmaker a week ago, through a Facebook live broadcast, stated that the CEO of Slip Entertainment lacks the requisite knowledge about the industry to assist in its growth.