Nat Attoh: Let’s give Shatta Wale credit for filling the Accra Sports stadium
Since early hours of Monday, December 26, Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has been making headlines for filling the 40,000 capacity of the Accra Sports Stadium which held the second edition of Freedom Wave Concert on Christmas Day.
While many are applauding him and Medikal for making “history” by filling the stadium which many of his colleagues failed to achieve in the past, others are mocking him for charging low gate fees.
For such critics, there was nothing to applaud the Dancehall King hitmaker when he charged as low as 20 ghc but media personality, Nathaniel Attoh is very certain Shatta Wale deserves every credit for pulling off such crowd.
“I totally disagree. Do you know that Hearts v Kotoko matches are unable to fill the stadium sometimes with similar rates? Let’s give him credit. Fans don’t just turn up at hearing that an artiste will be performing.
“Remember these people have come from different places. Depending on where you live in the closest vicinity (osu) you may need transportation. So 20 ghc is not the least average cost per head,” he said.
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Hosted by Shatta Wale and Medikal, the Freedom Wave concert was a gigantic musical showpiece as fans from all walks of life witnessed some amazing performances.
Shatta Wale, who made a triumphant entry to the stadium with a long convoy of plush cars, demonstrated his unique stagecraft with some dazzling performances.
As he did at the first concert, Shatta Wale thrilled the fans gathered with some spectacular performances until the morning of Boxing Day.
His cohort, Medikal, also didn't disappoint on the night, as he left patrons stunned with some thrilling performances.
The award-winning rapper had fans cheering him on and mimicking the lyrics of some of his groundbreaking singles, including Omo Ada, Ayekoo, and many more.
The jam-packed night also witnessed some amazing performances from the likes of Larruso, Wendy Shay, Sista Afia, Quamina MP, Kofi Jamar, Black Sherif, and Phrimpong, among others.
With tickets going for as little as GH¢20, the second edition of the Freedom Wave would go down in history as one of the most successful music concerts in Ghana.