Shatta Wale will not endorse any political party as many think, considering that tons of A-list celebrities have publicly declared support for different parties
Dancehall king Shatta Wale has reiterated his earlier assertion regarding his rumoured endorsement of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer, President John Mahama.
The rumours emerged following the release of Shatta’s hit single “Mahama Paper” in October last year. It can be recalled that President Mahama during an interview, declared his love for the smash hit single.
Mahama’s endorsement of the song culminated to several reports on social media, alleging that the song was done for the NDC. The rumours heightened when big wigs of the NDC were seen singing along and dancing to the song when it was played at the NDC campaign launch in Cape Coast on August 14, 2016.
But Shatta Wale himself has rubbished such notions by saying he has no intentions of endorsing any political party. In a Facebook post the dancehall artiste made it clear he was not going to play any partisan politics, ahead of the elections. He rather upheld his decision to intensify his campaign for peace during and after the election.
Shatta, having chosen the side of peace, said he will not endorse any political party or its candidate, but will only entertain their gathering (regardless of the party) when he is invited.
Unlike the ‘Kakai’ hit maker, several celebrities have publicly declared their support for several contending parties ahead of the elections. Celebs in the likes of Selasie Ibrahim, Mr. Beautiful, John Dumelo, Mzbel, Bukom Banku, have all endorsed the NDC and its flagbearer, President Mahama.
The NPP has also had a fair share of celeb supporters, they include Agya Koo Lucky Mensah, Wisa Greid, Dada KD, Kwabena Kwabena, Barima Sidney, Leo Mensah, Daddy Lumba, and many others. Some have gone as far as joining political party campaign trails, as they strive to ensure that their respective candidates become Ghana’s choice, come December.