Celebrated Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr widely known as Shatta Wale has expressed disappointment in the general public for being unappreciated.
He said Ghanaians have failed to appreciate him for his ‘fake’ gunshot incident in October 2021 which led to his arrest.
Shatta Wale faked a gunshot incident where he claimed to be attacked and shot by unknown gunmen.
This was after he had said his life was under threat after a Man of God, Bishop Stephen Akwasi prophesied that the singer would be shot dead on October 18, 2021, likewise, the manner late South African reggae musician Lucky Dube was killed.
However, Shatta Wale disclosed in a Facebook post that the whole incident was just a prank.
“To my fans am sorry but I will have to fight this fight alone and get it done…”
Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty, Thursday, 14, 2022, the controversial musician said his fake shooting hoax was to put a stop to false prophecies in the country.
He also observed that people were pleased with the action he took but not even a single soul commended him on the sacrifices.
“I thank God so much that it happened the way I wanted it to happen. This prophecy thing bothered many Ghanaians because nobody wants to own up and come and say it. Nobody wants to even stop it because people are scared of pastors.
“What I did for Ghanaians, everyone is happy, but nobody is giving me thank you for it.
“They gave me the necessary punishment I went through it, and I am free,” Shatta Wale said.
Shatta Wale was arrested and fined to the tune of GHc2,000 for faking a gun attack in October 2021.
The ‘On God’ hitmaker was fined after the artiste changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty’ in Circuit Court 4.
He was to serve a three-month jail term should he fail to honour the terms of the fine.
Two others who work with him were apprehended and later charged with publishing fake news.
Bishop Stephen Akwasi was also apprehended for causing fear and panic.
Meanwhile, Shatta Wale initially denied the charge. On June 29, he pleaded guilty and was convicted by an Accra High Court.
Lawyer for the artiste, Jerry Avenogbor, informed the court, presided over by His Worship, Emmanuel Essandoh, that Shatta Wale is a first-time offender and has regretted his actions.