Wave Africa addresses Shatta Wale’s no-show at Reunion Rave Artiste Night

June 12, 2024
Wave Africa addresses Shatta Wale's no-show at reunion rave artiste night due to last-minute venue issues

Wave Africa, a youth-focused marketing and communication agency, has provided clarity concerning 's no-show at the Reunion Rave Artiste Night slated for Saturday, June 8, 2024.

The agency in a press release issued on Monday, June 10 said they were contacted two months ago by the executives of Jean Topp Nelson Yankah Hall to provide an artiste and organise the event on their behalf.

After a two-month long deliberation, a contract was signed and Wave Africa secured a deal with Shatta Wale to perform on the night of the event leading to the release of his promotional poster.

“The 2 months-long deliberations were concluded and a formal contract was signed on Wednesday, 5th June, 2024,” they said.

However, on Friday, June 7, an online communique from the Dean of Students' Office announced the cancellation of the event.

“We contacted the hall executives, who were responsible for securing the venue as per the contract. They assured us that the issues with the Dean of Students office had been resolved.

“Based on the assurances from the hall executives, our team proceeded with the event plans. Additional security measures were arranged with law enforcement agencies to ensure an incident free event,” their press statement further indicates.

They explained that on Saturday, 8th June 2024, during their setup and sound check, the “Legon campus security interrupted, saying it's an ‘order from above'.”

They said a delegation from their team met with the Dean of Students and was informed that the event could proceed but without Shatta Wale's performance, so they adhered.

“We, as event organisers, are surprised and disappointed by the turn of and the last-minute ban on Shatta Wale's performance at TF Hostel, though the artiste night itself was not cancelled.

Wave Africa, has therefore, apologised to the event patrons for not being able to deliver Shatta Wale's performance as promised.

“We have referred the matter to our legal team and are making efforts to reach out to all stakeholders involved,” they wrote in their press statement.

The programme organised in collaboration with TF Hostels, generated conversations on socials media after news broke that Shatta Wale was prevented from performing even though he had been billed for show.

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