Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, has responded to a letter from one of his management members, Sammy Flex, regarding the cancellation of his Freedom Wave Concert at the Accra Sports Stadium this year. In the letter, Sammy Flex urged the dancehall star to consider canceling the event for the safety of everyone involved.
Sammy Flex also cited rising political tensions and the allocation of the venue to another musician as reasons to explore alternative options. He expressed concerns that these factors could disrupt the event and cause discomfort to Shatta Wale’s team and fans.
Explaining why the 2023 Freedom Wave Concert must not happen at the Accra Sports Stadium, Flex further said: “Political tensions have been rising, and the authorities have recently allocated the venue to another musician, a move that seems designed to disrupt your show and cause discomfort to your team and fans.”
Responding to Flex, Wale posted the letter on Facebook and indicated that he will do just as advised, and “leave the rest for the fans to discuss”.
He also agreed with his manager that there is sinister ploy against him. Assigning a reason for this, he said, “I have been a target in this country because of [I am] outspoken and [I am] confidently saying things the way they should be said in a country like Ghana”.
He said his father sent him a video a “few weeks ago,” and Flex’s letter bolsters what the video said.
He testified to expressing “changes in myself and my spirituality” due to working with Sammy Flex.
He asked “fans of Shatta Movement [to] kindly take your time and read deeply into what our big brother and manager Samuel Atuobi Baah has written and let’s discuss!!”
“Better days ahead,” is the optimistic note on which the award-winning singer-songwriter and record producer ended his post.
Shatta Wale earlier announced that his Freedom Wave concert is slated for 20-25th December at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Days later, Stonebwoy also announced his annual end of the year concert on the 22nd of December at the same venue.
This development has stirred confusion as according to Shatta, although he was the first to announce and book the stadium for his five-day-long event, he has been asked to re-schedule for next year.