Ghanaian rapper, Medikal, has expressed his disappointment with Accra-based media house, Citi TV over a false claim attributed to him.
The ‘Ayekoo’ rapper reacted to a tweet by the publicist of Shatta Wale, Flex Germain urging Citi TV to take down the Youtube video and apologize for the false claims that originated from an imposter account.
Flex Germain who did not mince his words decried the lack of research on the paths of journalists in the matter.
“Next time tell your journalists to note the difference between catfish / fake account and original account. He shouldn’t misrepresent tweets from a fake Medikal account to the original MEDIKAL and run him and Shatta Wale down like they are doing in the studios. This is ignorance of the highest level,” he posted.
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According to the unverified information, Medikal had claimed that Shatta Wale paved Burna Boy’s path to success and should be given the respect he deserves.
“Truth be told, it’s time to give respect. Shatta Wale paved Burna Boy’s path to success. But some folks are too proud to accept. Let’s give credit where it’s due, and show some respect!!! Without Shatta, Burna may not have had his big break,” the fake account wrote.
He wrote, “Some of y’all wake up in the morning, put on some cheap clothes, and spread some BS on national television without doing any research. No form or level of professionalism is exhibited here. When and where did I say this? My question is who de employ these people? Smd.”
.@CitiTVGH pull this video down from your YouTube channel with immediate effect and render an unqualified apology using same medium to @Amgmedikalmdk x @shattawalegh for publishing such a fake story about them. Next time tell your journalists to note the difference between… pic.twitter.com/8Ep1XnPrvE
— FlexGermain Online (@flexkgermain) May 4, 2023
Medikal who currently does not have his account verified after his account was taken down by Elon Musk for cloning the President’s account has been a victim of impersonation by several Unknown persons.
His fans also took to the social media platform to urge him to verify his account to avoid further instances of false news circulating under his name.
A user opined, “As for this one I support you They don’t do any research lmao It was a fake MDK account that made the tweet, it’s shocking a whole National TV pundits couldn’t see it”
Medikal’s issue with the false statement has highlighted the crucial need for media outlets to take the necessary measures to verify their sources and information before publishing any news. This is to avoid spreading false information that can harm the reputation of individuals.