Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr, otherwise known as Shatta Wale has denied claims that he was paid an amount of GHC100,000 to perform at the launch of the COVID-19 Tracker App virtual concert.
According to him, the reports that he charged government for his performance at the virtual concert in Accra is false.
He questioned why people choose to create false allegations using his name.
The controversial musician noted that he is a patriotic citizen and when he is called upon to serve his country at any time, he is available.
“Why do people lie like that? U see me, people have said me I like money, Yes! I like money bad, but when my country needs me to perform in these difficult times, there is no way I will choose money first,” the ‘My Level’ hitmaker noted.
“When they talk about patriotic people, I am one of them, I am very patriotic, I like to support my country.”
After the event, there were speculations that the dancehall artiste had been paid a whooping sum of GHC100,000 while other artistes were given GHC40,000.
Also claims that monies needed to purchase PPEs for COVID-19 health workers were used in unwarranted fanfare.
However, Shatta Wale took to Facebook Live to debunk the rumours. He revealed that he got a call from a certain big man for him to support the project for free of which he agreed.
“My God-father called to say the ministry wants to do something and I am one of the main people to have done a virtual concert and that they would love to involve me and I agreed to do it for free…I did it for free because I know where that thing go fit take me go.”