Ghana Dancehall Star Shatta Wale Sued For Defamation

One of Ghana’s biggest dancehall stars, Shatta Wale, is being sued for defamation by his former manager Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog, according to newly released court papers circulating in the local press.

Last Wednesday, the musician levelled an accusation on social media against Bulldog, implying that he was involved in the 2014 murder of Fennec Okyere, manager of hiplife artist Kwaw Kwese. Bulldog denies the accusation and says it is libellous, the court papers say.

A feud has been brewing since Shatta Wale left Bulldog’s management company, Bullhaus Entertainment, earlier this year.

Last week’s social media accusation prompted the Ghana Police Service to release a statement saying they were talking to Shatta Wale and he was “cooperating on the matter”.

Court documents circulating in Ghana’s press show that the suit was filed on Monday with Bulldog requesting an unspecified amount of damages.

Shatta Wale’s international profile was boosted in 2019 by a collaboration with Beyoncé on her Grammy-nominated Lion King: The Gift album.