Court orders Shatta Wale to pay $120,000 plus interest for failing to perform at Wildaland Festival

Multiple award-winning Dancehall heavyweight, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. well-known as Shatta Wale has been ordered by an Accra High Court to pay $120,000 plus interest of $10,892.47 to Maverick City Entertainment, the organisers of the Wildaland Festival after failing to perform at the festival in December 2021.

The court led by her ladyship Afi Agbanu Kudomor J. ruled that Shatta Wale failed to perform at the festival in 2021 despite being paid in advance. This resulted in financial losses for the organisers.

In addition to the $120,000, the celebrated Dancehall artist is also ordered to pay interest on the sum at a rate of 5.5% (New York federal interest rate) being a sum total of $10,892.47 from December 14, 2021, to the date of final payment.

Shatta Wale had been billed as one of the headliners of the festival which happened in Shai Hills in Accra. He however, failed to show up to perform, despite receiving full payment.

The founder of the festival, Sadiq Abudulia Abu expressed his displeasure at the musician’s decision not to fulfill his part of the agreement, and the matter was since taken to court.

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