Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr known in showbiz as Shatta Wale has revealed he would charge eighty thousand Ghana cedis (80,000) when invited to perform at various stadia during premier league games.
As part of attempts to whipping up interest in the top flight league and help increase the number of fans at the various stadia, the Football Association last season hinted of inviting artistes like Shatta Wale to perform before each game and during recess.
This dream of the FA officials could not however materialize and Shatta Wale speaking on Asempa FM’s Fire for Fire show revealed that negotiations stalled at a point and that led to the collapse of the idea.
“The football association started talking with my management but along the line there was a break in communication. We work for money but this would have being to support our country and we can take something little. We the musicians were ready.
“I think the Football Association did not take the issue serious because going to watch a football game in and empty arena is boring so it would have been the best. More so, agreeing to an amount like GHC80,000 would not be a bad deal for the Football Association,” Shatta Wale said in an interview on Asempa FM’s Fire for Fire show Friday.