Hiplife group VVIP has, since 1998, held Sallafest, a ceremony to crown the Ramadan period. Sallafest entails two parts: a large feast for Nima residents during the day and a concert, headlined by the group, at night.
This year though, the attention won’t be entirely on VVIP as dancehall singer Shatta Wale is scheduled for a concert in Nima on the same night; July 6.
VVIP member Prodigal, has take n strong exception to this gesture, which he considers disrespectful. On his Facebook page, in strong language, he writers:
“On a real Gh artist we have to be real love n respect each other’s hustle sometimes is not abt the fame n that same fame for no make we forget who we be or forget some helping hands wen we moving up excuse my language but FUCK Shatta Wale for trying to put up a stage at Nima near to our stage on a sallah day u n I Knw is a tradition since 98 to help other upcoming showcase wat they have as we did for u few years back as big brothers if this ur pay back then FUCK you once Again. One Nima one stage one people”
Shatta Wale has yet to respond to the comment, but one thing is clear: Nima is the place to be July 6.
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