“Mahama Paper” famed Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has alleged that his colleagues in the music industry namely Stonebwoy, Efya, EL and Feli Nuna were paid an amount of $4,000 for the 2016 Coke Studio Africa Season 4.
Explaining how he rejected an initial proposal from Coke Africa, the ‘Baby Chop Kiss’ hitmaker on Accra-based Pluzz FM said he is a serious business minded person and does not take exceptions to his work and money.
“They first offered me $ 4,000 and explained 'some of the artistes they have worked accepted the same amount'. But I told them if indeed some artistes have taken it, I am different and I do not take delight in sitting on a plane," he said.
"I always do business so I asked my management to talk to them to add some money. So they went and came back with $ 15,000. They spent about one and half years to draw this final conclusion," he revealed.
"They (Ghanaian artistes) were paid $ 4,000 each. That's how they see Ghanaian artistes. They cannot stand for the right thing," he noted.
Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive show seeking to bring together and showcase the diversity of African musical talent.
Season 4 includes artistes from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast.
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