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The Manager of Shatta Wale, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog, has confirmed the arrangement in between his artiste and Ghana’s Exim Bank for the promo of made-in-Ghana products.
Bulldog confirms that the legal contract, authorized a couple of weeks earlier, has already started.
The contract first came to the fore throughout the ongoing Public Accounts Committee (SPECIAL-INTEREST GROUP) sittings yesteday where the MP for Kumbugu, Hon. Ras Mubarak believes GHS 2 million has been paid to Shatta Wale and other brand ambassadors, but the Exim Bank has rejected paying such an amount.
Speaking in an interview, Bulldog confirmed that his artist was called for the work.
“We have been engaged by the Exim Bank to perform ambassadorial duties for made in Ghana stuff. I mean it is only right that the Ghanaian does it, and we are glad and actually humbled that we were called upon to execute those duties. We have had some engagement with Exim Bank, so we have been spoken to on that level,” he stated.
When asked whether Shatta Wale has received payment for his ambassadorial work, Bulldog said: “I cannot state the figure, it is contractual. What I know for a fact is that we have been engaged by Exim bank to do stuff for Ghana. But we are not doing it for free. We are being paid to do this ambassadorial role. I have not seen a cheque, I have not seen the money either. I do not know whether or not the money has been paid. I’ll have to check the account,”
Exim Bank clarified it had only contracted Shatta Wale and also Mr. Kofi Adu, popularly referred to as Agya Koo to use their influence in the entertainment industry to advertise made-in-Ghana products. The bank in a statement insisted that it had not made any payments to the tune of GHS2 million to Shatta Wale.
“We wish to state categorically that no amount of such magnitude has been paid to any Ambassador or Influencer. The bank has not doled out GHS2 million to Shatta Wale. This allegation is factually incorrect and misleading,”.
Source: Ghana Waves