Lest we forget, in 2013, Chris Brown came to Ghana to perform and was allegedly paid $1Million. Though no Ghanaian official at the time came out to confirm the payment, the media was washed with details of the payment.
It was dubbed ‘Chris Brown’ Hope City Launch Concert, powered by erstwhile rLG, saw Ghanaian acts like R2Bees, D-Black, Efya, Samini and Sherifa Gunu took place at the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium in Accra.
This story became big in that year also because pictures popped out showing Breezy breaking Ghana’s laws.
That was the period when “dumsor” and water crises had hit our nation so hard. Some well-meaning Ghanaians raised issues with it, but still some few people found it wise to invite the guy to pay him that money.
Shatta fans should rise and defend their star. Afterall Shatta Wale has created jobs, created opportunity for many Ghanaians and his benevolent acts is there for all to see.
Breezy is a businessman, he did not think about it twice, he packed his bags and ran to give Ghanaians the memorable performance.
Generally, this is what happens when such amounts are paid out without any corresponding inflow
· The local currency depreciates (check the depreciation rate of the cedi in 2013)
· Potential creation of jobs is thrown out of gear
Imagine this $1Million was paid to a local act at the time, that person would have done more than Shatta is doing now.
Promoting local content is key to the nation's development.
NB: Pictures are just for illustrative purposes
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