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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Shatta Wale Declares Presidential Ambition

Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, has declared his intention to be a president someday.

The ‘Mahama Paper’ composer said politicians are taking Ghanaians—most especially the youth and according to him, it is not the best.

"I’ll go for it (presidency) because I believe Ghana is not for one person... It is for all of us and if people feel I have that strength to talk for them [why not?]. They [politicians] shouldn’t come and blame me in future when the eyes of the youth open and they feel like we are tired," he said on Citi FM’s Traffic Avenue.

Shatta Wale stressed that politicians in the country need to put pragmatic measures in place—with the aim of giving better opportunities to the youth.

“Let’s give the youth the chance. Don’t let us watch the country like that and when we go to Dubai we want to take pictures…When you come to Circle to campaign and they vote for you, do your job…If the leaders don’t pay attention to us [the youth], and they feel the only thing they can do for us is to come on TV and speak big grammar, they’ll get pissed. Politicians need to wake up, otherwise one day, Ghana will wake up one morning and they will hear people say Shatta Wale should be president,” he stated.

Born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., Shatta Wale is known as a controversial character for his outspoken nature but he is not known to be political. It will be interesting to find out how his candidacy will be if he indeed decides to contest. Moreover, he cannot contest until 2024 when he will be 40 years, the minimum qualification age to contest for president in Ghana.

Shatta Wale is currently promoting his soon-to-be-launched album, ‘Reign’, which will be launched on October 13, 2018, at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.

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