Ghanaian dancehall icon Shatta Wale has finally visited the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after the president invited him to his office via a birthday tweet.
The Flagstaff House is now home to the popular musician.Last month (October, 17, 2017) was not only Shatta Wale’s birthday celebration but also, a month which he had most of his wishes come to true. Before his birthday, the dancehall gem tweeted to alert the President what some of his wishes for the forthcoming birthday was among others.
To crown his wishes and the birth of a new friendship, President Akufo-Addo invited Shatta Wale in a very famous pidgin tweet which saw fans of both leaders craving for more ‘legalization’ of pidgin language in our local schools.
The President in a goodwill message tweeted to Shatta Wale saying:
“Happy birthday @shattawalegh! You for come visit me for Flagstaff House o!” the President tweeted.
Happy birthday @shattawalegh! You for come visit me for Flagstaff House o! — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) October 17, 2017
In a response to the President’s tweet, Shatta Wale in an appreciative message tweeted:
Thank you, your Excellency. I will follow the necessary procedures and pay a visit soon Mr President. I hope my land cruiser will be ready???? — SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh) October 17, 2017Meanwhile, the tweet from the President was incredibly reported by BBC in another fashion way, all, adding up to cement another year added to the dancehall act’s life.
Their friendship was finally unveiled to the public when the Shatta Movement leader later composed a new song ‘Rado Rado’ in appreciation for the president’s invitation to the Flagstaff House and then he followed up with a visit.In their conversation upon arriving at the presidency, Nana Kufo-Addo asked how he (Shatta Wale) celebrated his birthday and he replied in the affirmative saying “In my little small way, we tried to organise a few stuff. We donated some books to some schools, I asked Kasapreko for storm energy drink which we took to Nima market”.
“We had a convoy on Friday where we went to town just to celebrate the people who can’t make it to my main birthday party, after that, on Saturday we had a very wonderful party” he added.
Impressed by his submission, President Akufo-Addo encouraged him to continue with his book campaign because it is a solid thing to do adding that, “All through the campaign, you were right there in our face,” he said.
The President couldn’t afford to award Shatta Wale another automobile, maybe because the EIB network has already done that by presenting him with a G-Wagon but in reply to the Shatta Wale’s land cruiser request, the President said: “I don’t have a land cruiser but I have a small momentum from the Presidency.”
Wale, later in anticipation also asked for the President’s blessings when he showed a key that the Mayor of Worcester presented to him.
“When I went to the States I met the Mayor of Worcester, and they gave me this key. I said to myself that any day I get the opportunity to meet you, I will just present it to you for you to bless it for me because it is so much for my career” he said.
Shatta Wale was accompanied by the CEO of EIB Network Bola Ray to visit the presidency where they met other top officials including the wife of Ghana’s Vice President Samira Bawumia.