Jon Benjamin: I'm the Godfather of Shatta Movement

By: Gifty Owusu-Amoah
Jon Benjamin Shatta Movement Godfather
Shatta Wale and Jon Benjamin

Former British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin and Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale have a great friendship which has been playing out on social media. And once again, the diplomat has shown his admiration for the self-acclaimed Dancehall King after tweeting that he is the godfather of the Shatta Movement (SM).

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Jon Benjamin was replying to a tweet by an SM who tagged him as the father of Shatta Movement. He then tweeted,“I’m actually the Shatta Movement godfather.”

The tweet has been well received by fans of the Ayoo hitmaker who are heaping praise on the former High Commissioner to Ghana.

Shatta Wale and Mr Benjamin have been good friends for quite some time and this tweet is not really much of a surprise since the diplomay has on a number of occasions defended Shatta Wale on social media for some of his actions.

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Pictures of the two drinking beer popped up on social media after John Benjamin officially ended his duties as British High Commissioner to Ghana in 2017.

Since leaving the country, Jon Benjamin has consistently commented about issues in the country and is noted for trolling actor John Dumelo. Apart from entertainment, Jon Benjamin has on several occasions expressed his views about politics in Ghana..

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Mr Benjamin isn't shy to speak his mind and although he has incurred the wrath of some Ghanaians with some of his tweets, he is not fazed and still posts his candid views on issues.