Acting MUSIGA president pleads for Shatta Wale
The acting president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bessa Simons, is begging state authorities to be lenient with dancehall artiste Shatta Wale.
“I pray that the law goes a bit lenient on him. He has also apologized, “I don’t like musicians getting into trouble like that,” Mr. Simons said whilst speaking on the GTV’s Breakfast Show.
“I think we live in a country that is governed by laws and rules and regulations. I don’t want to see musicians come in confrontation with the law and things like that,” he added.
However, according to the legendary highlife musician, Shatta’s problems should serve as a guide to all musicians and managers of artists.
“And I think this should also be an example to all musicians to make sure whatever you do you protect yourself from such things. And also the management that manages our stars should make sure that they don’t get into such troubles,” he said.
Bessa Simons also cautioned quack prophets against doom prophecies when noted that “having said that, let me also say this to the pastors who are making all kinds of prophecies”.
“It doesn’t help at all. What about if you say this and you get it wrong. If you have something for an individual, call them and talk to them. Don’t put it out there, then it becomes like you want to ride on his fame,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Shatta Wale has been sent to the Ankaful Medium prison in the Central Region to spend the next week in remand.