Coke Studio Africa Why Shatta Wale turned down offer

According to the 37-year-old singer and producer, the first offer Coke Studio Africa gave him was below his brand thus, he turned it down.

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Dancehall musician Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr also known as Shatta Wale has revealed why he turned down Coke Studio Africa a year ago.

According to the 37-year-old singer and producer, the first offer Coke Studio Africa gave him was below his brand thus, he turned it down.

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Shatta Wale


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“They first offered me $4,000 and explained that some of the artistes they have worked accepted the same amount. But I told them that if some artistes have taken it, I am different and I don’t take delight in sitting on a plane. I always do business so I asked my management to talk to them and add some more,” he told Sammy Flex on Pluzz FM today.

“So, they went and came back with $15,000. They spent about a year and half years to draw this final conclusion. We initially asked them to pay $30,000 but we concluded at $15,000. I told my management point blank that before I move to Kenya, $15,000 should first be paid,” he added.

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Sarkodie and Shatta Wale


Shatta wale also added that he is the highest paid artiste among the entire artistes in the 4th edition of Coke Studio Africa.

Shatta Wale will be pairing with Yemi Alade but says he didn’t like the pair.

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Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade



For the finale episode of Coke Studio Africa 4, Trey Songz will record a song and stage live music performances with Nyashinski (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Rema Namakula (Uganda), Neyma (Mozambique), Serge Beynaud (DRC), Lij Michael (Ethiopia), Patoranking (Nigeria) and Stonebwoy (Ghana).

READ ALSO: Kaakie reveals why she didn’t respond to Shatta Wale’s diss

Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive show seeking to bring together and showcase the diversity of African musical talent. Season 4 includes artistes from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.

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