Shatta Wale, real name Charles Nii Armah Mensah, has been ordered by an Accra High Court to pay a whopping one hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($120,000) to Maverick City Entertainment, the organizers of the popular Wildaland Festival.
Other reliefs were granted to the plaintiff by the court, which was presided over by her ladyship Afi Agbanu Kudomor J.
Among other things, a judgment was entered on behalf of the plaintiff (Maverick City Entertainment) for interest on the sum of $120,000 from December 14, 2021 to the date of the final payment at a rate of 5.5% (New York federal interest rate), for a total of ten thousand eight hundred and ninety-two United States Dollars forty-seven cents ($10,892.47).
Shatta Wale has also been ordered to pay 20,000 Ghana Cedis (GHC20,000).
Shatta Wale was scheduled to perform at the Wildaland Festival in Shai Hills in 2021, but he did not appear despite receiving full payment of $120,000 for his performance.
Following the incident, Sadiq Abudulia Abu, the founder of Wildaland Festival and a candidate for Member of Parliament, called the musician out on social media for being unprofessional.
Shatta Wale confirmed receiving $120,000 as payment for the agreed-upon performance in an interview with Giovani Caleb on TV3 in October 2022.