Music of Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Chris Koney, the Public Relations Officer of popular Ghanaian music act Shatta Wale has debunked rumors that the hit track ‘Mahama paper’ is NDC’s campaign song.
Rumors about the dancehall king’s affiliation to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) heightened when big shots of the party were seen singing along and dancing to his song when it was played at the NDC campaign launch in Cape Coast on Sunday.
According to the spokesperson of the hottest selling artiste, his client has no affiliation to the ruling party and the song ‘Mahama paper’ was in no way composed for their campaign for votes in the upcoming general elections for that matter.
Mr. Koney explained that patrons at the campaign ground were only doing what usually happens when Shatta Wale’s songs are played during public events.
“As you know ‘Mahama paper’ is one of the biggest song in the country at the moment. When you go out there to weddings, naming ceremonies, funerals and many public events the song is played. So I want to believe that it is one of those things” Chris Koney said to AJ Sarpong on Starr FM’s ‘The Zone’.
He added: “But I want to officially state categorically on this platform that Shatta Wale first of all is not a member of the NDC and he is not supporting the NDC.”
Mr. Koney has disclosed that team Shatta has been engaged in the promotion of peace during this electioneering period. However, Shatta has not endorsed any political candidate. He vehemently reject any claim that the hit song ‘Mahama paper’ is sold to the NDC.
“If you have followed us, we’re actually on a peace campaign. We’ve have been preaching about peace. Shatta Wale has not endorsed any candidate and he is not going to endorse any candidate. And the song is not an NDC campaign song, it has not been sold to the NDC or anything of that sort.”
“I want to believe that just like every other function we’ve witnessed people dancing and singing to Shatta Wale songs, it should be one of those things.
However, we would not engage the NDC party with regards to the song to sell or make any commercial gains out of it.”