Despite the pressure, BET award winner Stonebwoy will not disclose the amount paid him by Coke Africa.
Stonebwoy says he will not bow to pressure from critics to disclose the amount of money Coke Africa paid him. This was after Shatta Wale disclosed on radio that he (Stonebwoy) and other artistes were paid $4000 to feature in the show.
Shatta’s refusal to feature in the pan-African event has got many Ghanaians talking and debating, regarding the actual reason for his actions. The ‘Kakai’ hitmaker, as well as Stonebwoy and other artistes, have been trending on social media following Shatta’s public with his reasons for snubbing Coke Studio.
Shatta Wale during an interview with Sammy Flex on Pluzz FM on September 26, stated that EL, Stonebwoy, Feli Nuna and Efya were paid nothing above $ 4,000 for the Coke Studio Africa season 4. He had revealed his reason for turning down the opportunity to feature on the show was because of the amount offered, which was below his standard.
However, reacting to Shatta Wale’s comment on AM Pluzz, Stonebwoy said he will not be pushed into disclosing his fee for the concert. He pointed out that the dancehall king can never be certain when it comes to artistes’ financial talks, and can only be sure of his. The “Go higher” hitmaker also said it is highly unprofessional for people to talk their business publicly, and will not disclose his simply because Shatta did so. Stonebwoy has also said he is not offended by Shatta’s assertions and will let it pass.
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.
For the final episode of Coke Studio Africa 4, Trey Songz will record a song and stage live music performances with Nyashinski (Kenya), Vanessa MDEE (Tanzania), Rema Namakula (Uganda), Neyma (Mozambique), Serge Beynaud (DRC), Lij Michael (Ethiopia), Patoranking (Nigeria) and Stonebwoy (Ghana).