An old tweet has surfaced of Shatta Wale, the Ghanaian singer, jubilating over his Nigerian passport.


Shatta earlier took a dig at Nigerian singers who he said failed to reciprocate the support they got from Ghana.

The dancehall singer had, during his sold-out concert, said he didn’t need Nigerian allies to hit big in the music industry.

“Ghana is your gateway. Your artistes know what they get here. I don’t have anything to take from Nigeria to make me famous and make me good cash. “I don’t need the Nigerian music industry to hit,” he had written in a rant.


Amid the backlash that ensued, social media users taunted the singer over his 2019 tweet wherein he was jubilating after obtaining his Nigerian passport.

“Thank God I just got my Naija passport and work permit. Proud Naija boy,” the tweet reads.



Yul Edochie, the Nollywood actor, had earlier disapproved of Shatta’s remarks.

“I remember when Nigerian movie producers were giving all the lead roles to Ghanaian actors a few years back, no Nigerian ever came out to say ‘f**k Ghanaian actors’,” Edochie said.

“I have lots of fans from Ghana who send me goodwill messages daily, inviting me to Ghana and I appreciate all of them. I’m a fan of your music. Your track with Beyonce is always on repeat in my car.

“No matter what is pissing you off, a man like you with a large fan base should be using it to promote peace and unity among Africans and the rest of the world. You should apologise for such a statement.”


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