Okraku-Mantey replies Shatta Wale’s objection to his nomination

The Deputy Minister-designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey has reacted to Shatta Wale’s objection to his nomination.

After Okraku-Mantey’s nomination, dancehall artiste Shatta Wale raised objections against the founder of Slip Music.

“We can’t give another person the chance to mess things like the way they’re blaming Obour [former head of the Musicians Union of Ghana] now,” Shatta Wale said at the time.

But taking his turn at the vetting committee in Parliament on June 15, Okraku-Mantey said the creative arts space is an “opinionated” one and therefore, did not hold grudges against the dancehall artist for his comments

“We need everybody on board and so we will be going to engage even those who do not believe that makes it,” he noted.

Okraku-Mantey began his music production career in 1996 and has worked with many famous Ghanaian acts including Oheneba Kissi, Lord Kenya, Daasebre Gyamena, Adane Best, Akyeame, and Kumi Guitar. He was also an executive producer of the TV comedy series Efiewura.

If approved, Okraku-Mantey, who is the interim president of the Creative Arts Agency, and the business unit director at Hitz FM, will deputize for Ibrahim Mohammed Awal.

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