Source: Daily Guide
Shatta Wale, Ghana’s biggest crowd-pulling musician, will stage a mega concert at James Town in Accra this Saturday, the same day slated for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). Already there are split opinions as to whether the concert is a ‘homecoming’ event or one meant to steal the shine off the VGMA.
The concert, planned for Shatta Beach behind the Usher Fort at James Town in Accra, has become the talk of town and has generated huge excitement among Shatta’s fans along the coastal towns on that stretch of the capital city.
His manager, Bull Dog, told NEWS-ONE Saturday’s concert was not planned to coincide with the VGMA and that the event was part of a nationwide tour of ghettos, slums and neighbourhoods Shatta Wale would be embarking on this year.
“Basically the timing was coincidental. The Shatta Beach was opened a few weeks ago in honour of Shatta Wale and the youth and elders in the neighbourhood came to see us to inform us officially. So the team thought it wise to bless the place for them… Due to our travel schedule, we decided to do the concert this weekend and we all happened to have settled on Saturday afternoon,” Bull Dog explained.
Bull Dog explained further that Shatta Wale was about leaving Ghana to continue his tour of the UK and USA and wanted to clear this event as quickly as possible. He said Shatta partly comes from James Town and therefore sees the invitation as a ‘homecoming’ event.
The Shatta Beach was hitherto an abandoned site that had become a refuse dump site where folks illegally used as a place of convenience.
The community youth recently cleaned up the place and contributed money to refurbish the entire environs to make it clean for swimming. They also got life guards to make sure people who went there to swim were safe.
For the past weeks, the place has been the toast of the community’s youth who organise themselves at weekends to hold entertainment events there.