Ghana Party in the Park organisers ‘betrayed’ me – Shatta Wale defends his absence

Ghana Party in the Park organisers 'betrayed' me - Shatta Wale defends his absence
Shatta Wale

The UK summer party, which took place in London on Saturday, July 16, 2022, did not see Shatta Wale perform even though he was billed as a headline act. After much dragging online for his ‘notorious’ way of creating trends, Shatta Wale revealed his reason for not showing up at the 2022 Ghana Party in the Park, UK.

According to the Ghanaian dancehall artiste, the chief organiser, Dennis Tawiah, failed to uphold his end of the bargain. Shatta Wale revealed that there was a verbal agreement to use the concert to launch his GOG album. But the organisers changed plans at the 11th hour.

Shatta Wale said: “I was in America, and I called Dennis and told him that they’ve done Party in the Park for the past years, but they haven’t done any special edition. So I’m about to launch my Gift of God (GOG) album, and I want you guys to make a special edition for me.

“This year’s Party in the Park should be Shatta Wale alone. Yes, Me alone as the only musician.”

He also disclosed on Good Evening Ghana that his contribution to the above agreement was a free performance.

“I told him that this show that we are about to organise, I want him to take all the proceeds. I don’t need money. But just organise this thing for me so well so I can come with my team and perform.”

Shatta Wale said he later saw the flyer advertising other artists to perform alongside, which goes contrary to the plan. In response, he said, “The day I was supposed to fly, I told him, Dennis, if you want me to come, then you have to give me £100,000.”

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Shatta Wale further accused industry ‘gate-keepers’ of taking sides without hearing from him.