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Ghanaian dancehall star, Shatta Wale, bows to Nigerian acts, calls Ghana music big shame

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Topmost Ghanaian Afro-Dancehall star, Shatta Wale, has given thumbs up to Nigerian artistes for their hardwork and dedication to their craft, while describing the Ghanaian music scene as a big shame filled with mediocres.

The artiste took to his Twitter account on Sunday to heap praises on Nigerian stars for supporting each other, noting that Ghanaian celebrities do not show support for one another.

“Please can we just respect Nigerians for their hard work and stop comparing our lazy lifestyle to theirs?

“It’s a shame ppl think Nigerians will come hard at me but see they are the ones doing the streaming cuz they understand what talent means. Ghana music is a shame,” he said in apparent reference to a situation where Nigerian music acts help each to stream their songs on various platforms.

Shatta Wale also had some harsh words for Ghanaian fans whom he called “foolish” for not showing support to their artistes.

“So man can’t talk to some foolish Ghana fans in peace. Nigeria pls ano come for una I beg; I am talking to Ghana foolish fans association.

“I will come to you when I have beef over there plssss …let me finish with these fu****s 😂😂 I beg,” he added.

Shatta Wale’s new stance on Nigerian artistes is coming to many Nigerians as a surprise seeing that a few months ago, he got into a bitter feud with Nigerian musicians whom he accused of not showing enough love and support for other African acts.

His tirades generated so much fuss that Afrobeats singer Burna Boy challenged him to an open fight so as to prove who was more manly.

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Owners of South Africa bar where teenagers died in 2022 to pay fine or go to jail

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The owners of a South African bar where 21 teenagers died after drinking contaminated alcohol during a party in 2022 have each been ordered to pay a fine or be sent to jail for 100 days.

The couple, who owned the Enyobeni Tavern in the Eastern Cape province, were found guilty of selling alcohol to under-18-year-olds.

The children had attended a party to celebrate the end of mid-year exams at the Tavern where they met their untimely deaths.

Their deaths of the teenagers who were all under the age of 18 with the youngest only 13 years old girl, had caused outrage in the country with many calling for the legal drinking age to be increased.

A toxicology report had, however, revealed that the victims died from suffocation due to overcrowding but further investigations and test later emerged that traces of the poisonous chemical, methanol, were found in their bodies.

The toxicology report is yet to be concluded, but forensic pathologists have suggested their deaths were caused by something they inhaled or ingested.

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Ugandan TikToker remanded in prison for insulting President Museveni, traditional ruler

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Popular Ugandan TikToker, Ibrahim Musana, also known as “Pressure 247”, has been remanded in prison for allegedly insulting President Yoweri Museveni as well as “using abusive and demeaning remarks he made against the Kingdom of Buganda and the Kabaka” deemed to be hate speech.

According to media reports, “Pressure 247” was sent to the Luzira Prison where he will be cooling his feet till March 7, where his bail application will be heard.

The remand order was given when he appeared before the Buganda Road Court on eight counts under the Computer Misuse Act (2021), following complaints from the Buganda Kingdom.

The 27-year-old entertainer was charged with allegedly promoting hate speech and spreading malicious information via his TikTok videos following complaints filed by the Buganda Kingdom.

According to prosecutors, Musana allegedly shared content on his TikTok account between August 2023 and February 2024 that disparaged and incited hostility towards four Ugandan leaders, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, President Yoweri Museveni, Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, and State Minister for ICT Joyce Naboosa Ssebugwawo.

Musana who pleaded not guilty to the charges, asserted that he was unaware that his actions constituted an offense. He also told the court that he was suffering from psychological challenges and had been receiving treatment at the Butabika Mental Hospital.

He further explained that he felt a spiritual obligation inspired by past Buganda Kings to restore their tombs but lacked the necessary financial resources, and pleaded for forgiveness and leniency.

Despite Musana’s plea for forgiveness and promise to refrain from attacking leaders and removing the contentious content from his TikTok account, the Magistrate rejected his plea and ruled that he should remanded in prison pending his bail application.

His oral bail request was also denied due to insufficient documentation from his sureties.

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