On Tuesday, October 17, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo set social media ablaze when he sent a tweet wishing dancehall artiste Shatta Wale happy birthday.
What made that tweet unique was that the President addressed the dancehall artiste in pidgin.
It started as a simple request from the dancehall artiste Shatta Wale on Twitter on October 13 to President Akufo-Addo. He asked the President, “Your Excellency, Tuesday is my birthday ..what are you giving me ..@NAkufoAddo ”
When Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. on October 17, 1984, turned 33, he received a rather exciting message from the President.
President Akufo-Addo wished the ‘Taking Over’ hit singer “Happy birthday @shattawalegh!”
Shatta Wale would have been satisfied with the fact that the President recognized him on his birthday but the First Gentleman was not done yet.
Taking things a notch higher and in pidgin, the President added that, “You for come visit me for Flagstaff House o!”
Overwhelmed by the message from President Akufo-Addo, the dancehall artiste swiftly responded, “ah! but @NAkufoAddo U be guy oo!! pidgin reply paaa…i feel you ruff..lol”.
Shatta Wale thanked the President for the birthday message and noted that he will pay him a visit soon. “Thank you, your Excellency. I will follow the necessary procedures and pay a visit soon Mr President. I hope my land cruiser will be ready.”
On Wednesday, November 01, Shatta Wale paid a courtesy call on the president at the Flagstaff House.
During the interactions, Shatta Wale presented the President with the keys to the City of Worcester, Massachusetts which he received in July this year while on a tour in the United States.
President Akufo-Addo also presented the Dancehall artiste with a gift of Ghana’s Coat of Arms.
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Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu