May 20, 2024

Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artist, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr popularly known as Shatta Wale has apologised to the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled after “mocking” the disability Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known as Stonebwoy.

The two reggae musicians have been in serious beef for some weeks now which has been a topic of discussion in the media and social media platforms.

In an apology letter signed by Shatta Wale’s manager Samuel Atuobi Baah, popularly known as Sammy Flex explained that the intention behind the statement was not to mock or belittle individuals with disabilities, but rather to emphasize the importance of Stonebwoy acting right and treating others with respect they deserve.

“Shatta Movement Empire would like to address a statement made by our artiste during a recent performance that may have been misinterpreted. The intention behind the statement was not to mock or belittle individuals with disabilities, but rather to emphasize the importance of Stonebwoy acting right and treating others with respect at all times.” The statement said.

According to the Shatta Movement Empire, they don’t have any intention to cause any harm, and they value and respect the contributions and rights of individuals with disabilities in our society.

“We understand that the wording of the statement may have been insensitive and we acknowledge the concerns raised. It was not our intention to cause any harm, and we value and respect the contributions and rights of individuals with disabilities in our society.” Part of the statement read.

“We are committed to promoting inclusivity and understanding, and we will strive to be more mindful of our words and actions in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we appreciate your understanding.”

Below is the full statement

Thursday 18th April, 2024

Dear members of Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled,

Shatta Movement Empire would like to address a statement made by our artiste during a recent performance that may have been misinterpreted. The intention behind the statement was not to mock or belittle individuals with disabilities, but rather to emphasize the importance of Stonebwoy acting right and treating others with respect at all times.

We understand that the wording of the statement may have been insensitive and we acknowledge the concerns raised. It was not our intention to cause any harm, and we value and respect the contributions and rights of individuals with disabilities in our society.

We are committed to promoting inclusivity and understanding, and we will strive to be more mindful of our words and actions in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

Manager

(Samuel Atuobi Baah)

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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