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    How rich Is Shatta Wale in the industry?

    by flexghana.com
    posted Monday, 09 September 2013 16:21| 2 Comments

    I was shocked to the bone when I heard that Ghana's Dancehall King, Shatta Wale had bought a new BMW car worth 45,000 pounds sterling. 45,000 pounds sterling isn't a joke.

    There are many people working in very big corporate institutions who would never be able to have that amount of cash in their entire life on this earth.

    The first thing I did was to convert 45,000 pounds sterling into Ghana cedis and then to the old Ghana cedis as well.

    The calculations I made and the results I got nearly got me to the Psychiatric Hospital just like marijuana did to Okomfo Kwadee.

    Assuming 1 pound sterling is equivalent to 3 GHC, a total of 45,000 pounds sterling would amount to 135,000 Ghana cedis which is also equivalent to1, 350,000,000 old Ghana cedis. In case you are having issues with the figure 1, 350, 000, 000, then let me help you out; it`s one billion three hundred and fifty million old Ghana cedis.

    I am pretty sure that the question that would be running through your mind is how Shatta Wale got that amount of cash just to get a car that could easily help one to die, if one does not drive it carefully and with maximum concentration. The first answer that could come to any person's mind would be that the money he used for the car could be cash he had been paid for the various shows he has performed at.

    However, considering the staggering figure of 1,350,000,000 old Ghana cedis, I beg to differ. How much is Shatta Wale paid for a show and how many shows has he performed so far?  Does Shatta Wale do any kind of business apart from music? Is anyone sponsoring him or spoon feeding him with so much cash?

    It's very difficult to get answers to these questions immediately and as a result, many people are drawing their own conclusions that Shatta Wale may be engaging in the sakawa business. I have known Shatta Wale since 2001 and associating him with the Sakawa business has never crossed my mind before. The last time I saw Shatta Wale was at Karldorf with his ''normal'' Toyota Corolla  which may not even cost 15,000 Ghana cedis but just within some few months, he has a 45,000 pounds BMW and refers to the Toyota Corolla  as his taxi.

    Some few months back, Shatta Wale was just like an underground artiste who was only performing at night clubs, pubs, drinking joints and the likes. His remarks, actions and insults at Kaakie and the song that he released ''insulting'' Charterhouse for not giving him the Reggae and Dancehall artiste award was what brought him into the limelight again after more than a decade of releasing his first hit ''moko hoo''.

    The spotlight moved from R2BEES who had just swept many of the awards at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards onto Shatta Wale. Almost every media house's attention shifted to Shatta Wale. Without mincing words, he is currently the most popular artiste in Ghana and his song ''Dancehall King'' has soared him to unimaginable height.

    With all these media attention and the upsurge in the number of shows he has performed at and keeps on having, it still beats the imagination and understanding of people about how Shatta Wale could afford a 45,000 pounds sterling BMW ride. To get to the bottom of this brouhaha, your evergreen Flex Newspaper got in touch with Shatta Wale and asked him if he is indeed a sakawa boy as some people may want to believe.

    Unfortunately Shatta Wale was not in the mood to grant any interview but only mentioned that he is currently facing so much pressure nowadays from the media. With time, if Shatta Wale is really a sakawa boy or not, we would get to know. For now, it's Shatta Wale's time of glory. Let's allow him to enjoy it. I rest my case.

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