Dancehall “king” Emmanuel Samini, commonly called Samini has explained his twitter commentary on Wednesday October 8, following news that his arch-rival Shatta Wale has been sued for GHC10m.
Events production company, Charterhouse, sued Shatta Wale who is also the reigning Artiste of the Year, for defamation.
The suit dated October 2, 2014 and filed at the Fast Track Division of the High Court named the CEO of the company Iyiola Ayoade as plaintiff.
The Plaintiffs are seeking the court, inter alia, to award damages of ten million Ghana cedis against the Defendant for what they consider as defamatory statements made against them in some four separate videos he recorded and uploaded on Facebook .
Following the news, Samini took to his twitter page to have a good day and share jokes.
But in an exclusive interview with Starr Entertainment News, “The adult music” hit maker said he thought the story was a hoax, hence his reaction.
“When I saw the publication, I thought it was one of those funny stories these bloggers pull out to get traffic. I was cracking a joke with the fact that if it was really GHC10 million, that must be a huge suit then… I was just having fun and not trying to kick somebody when they are down. Who would believe that a media house will sue an artist for GHC10mil? ”
One of Samini’s tweets on the day read;
““Soak da pressure wai na yawa apai tis333 p)mp) no ??? #hgf #stillOk maybe I shud ave sued long ago lol. One apology letter should help anaa”
Samini said he would not have passed such comments if he knew that the lawsuit was real.
“I didn’t think that the complainant would come that harsh. I think the suit was rather a stern one that none of us expected. The figure on the suit was what made me think it was a joke…It’s a sad situation and when I realized it was true, I started putting myself in the artistes shoes…thinking what he could do.
The #ZongorZerr singer said he believes Shatta Wale was fighting a good cause but did so the wrong way.
“I was sad that it had come to that. The cause that the individual was fighting for was a noble one but as an individual I think it is the approach that has landed him in trouble.”
He however advised his ‘rival’ to apologise to Charterhouse and make the case go away.
“Genuinely and remorsefully apologise, that might make it go away. At least that is how I would handle it” he noted.