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Award winning Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale and his management team have called off the annual Freedom Wave Concert, which was scheduled to take place at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday, December 25, 2023.
The decision to cancel the well patronised concert comes in the wake of clash of dates and venue after Stonebwoy also announced his BHIM concert on Friday, December 22, just days before Shatta Wale’s scheduled event.
Shatta Wale frowned on the decision of the management of the stadium to grant Stonebwoy permission to host his concert at a venue, he had already booked and has been hosting his shows in the last two years successfully.
In a Facebook Live session, Shatta Wale accused Stonebwoy of attempting to undermine his concert, allegedly with support from the stadium authorities.
One of Shatta Wale’s key concerns was that the interval days between Stonebwoy’s show and his own were insufficient. He had been informed by sports authorities that a minimum of three days was required for proper setup of his concert. Although the issue appeared to have been resolved following Shatta Wale’s concerns and subsequent responses from Stonebwoy’s team and the Director of the National Sports Authority, Professor Peter Twumasi, Shatta Wale has ultimately decided to cancel the Freedom Wave Concert.
Sammy Flex, Shatta Wale’s manager, confirmed the cancellation, stating that there were no alternative plans to relocate the event to a different venue unless they received a positive response from the National Sports Authority (NSA). The future of this annual concert now rests on the outcome of discussions with the NSA.
In an interview with GhanaWeekend, Sammy Flex, the manager of Shatta Wale, confirmed the cancellation of the Freedom Wave Concert.
In his words, “As a result of this brouhaha, Shatta Wale has decided to cancel the Freedom Wave Concert altogether.
He added that there were no plans to hold the concert at a different venue until the NSA reached out to them, with a positive feedback.
“The show has been cancelled until we receive a positive update from the National Sports Authority (NSA),” he said.