It’s been circulating on various Ghanaian portals that Shatta Mama, the mother of a popular Ghanaian dancehall singer, Shatta Wale has been begging Ghanaians for help.
It’s very obvious that every mothers dream is to find a better future for her children so they can take care of them when they’re old. But it seems this isn’t possible in the case of Shatta Wale and his mother.
According to the mother, Shatta Wale has refused to take care of her knowing for sure that at her age she can no longer fend for herself.
I gave birth to him at the Police Hospital and suffered a lot. It took thirteen months and nine days before I went into labour. I paid my hospital bills. I circumcised him and paid for it. I am the only one who looked after my child until he was old enough. I was his support when he was Bandana. I was still his support when he couldn’t make music for over 10 years. It was all me. This child comes from my stomach. I looked after him for him to become Shatta Wale. Shatta Wale, who talked about what he will do for me, didn’t even take me to Kaneshie.
“People of Ghana, I am very hungry. I’m so hungry. Stop all that talk saying this is hype. What hype? At my age, what hype do I need? I have hidden things from you for a long time. I just haven’t been talking. I have lost everything. I’m sharing the truth with you. At my age, should I go back to sleeping on the streets? Sleeping inside buses? I used to sleep in buses with him, and if today things are better, shouldn’t he take care of me?”
People of Ghana, pastors, dignitaries, anyone who wants to help me should do so because I am suffering. Help me caution Shatta. All that he is doing I’ve been silent. But this time, I will speak up. I will say it all. Look at what Shatta is doing to me, his mother. Since he came on earth, if he has seen someone doing what he is doing to me, then he should continue. But if not, The elders should advise him about the things he is doing. He shouldn’t force me to speak.”