Ghana has experienced the likes of dancehall act Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr; popularly known as Shatta Wale, Nana Yaw Boateng, popularly known as Funny Face.
They have graced television screens with their humorous manner of acting this week, albeit it is regrettable in recent memory.
In police detention is Shatta Wale and rapper Samuel Adu Frimpong, commonly known as Medikal.
They have been a focal point of public attention this week and a point of contention in the court of public opinion.
For many Ghanaians, this week has been momentous. With a segment of Ghanaians unhappy by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-abrupt Addo’s U-turn on a campaign pledge, Shatta Wale, Funny Face, and Medikal’s following and fan bases have lost their celebrities to the Ghana Police Service to face the full rigors of the law.
Why is Shatta Wale in Police Grip?
Charles Nii Armah’s is charge is misdemeanor for writing an inaccurate tale. This spread bad news throughout Ghana and even beyond the country’s borders.
Prior to this incident, a pastor named Jesus Ahoufe foretold that a “Big Dancehall artiste in Ghana” might fall on October 18, which also happened to be the Shatta’s birthday.
Shatta Wale stated in a video released after his news went viral that his publishing such news was a premeditated effort and a soft-pro test to demonstrate that the prophecy was false.
He reiterated in another article that such prophesies put victims’ families, friends, and followers to psychological stress. He expressed that such an act is unhealthy by any standard.
Shatta Wale surrendered to authorities after the Ghana Police Service proclaimed him wanted.
Shatta Wale and three others of his crew have been remanded by the police for a further week. This is following their appearance court.
Nonetheless, according to Ghanaians’ joyful character, they have offered us hilarious dinners based on the Dancehall artiste’s sad happenings. People have amusingly warned themselves to be cautious about what they post on social media or risk being ‘damparized.’
The word Damparized is from the IGP’s name, George Akuffo Dampare.
Numerous well-intentioned Ghanaians have lauded the service for taking this approach.
In light of Wale’s situation, it’s a clarion call for the media to adhere to the ideals of best standards. This is to avoid running afoul of the law.
We wish Shatta Wale the best in this new chapter of life, as well as Funny Face and AMG Medikal.