The CEO of 3Media Network, SADIQ Abdulai Abu, organizers of 3Music Awards, has described Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale as someone who is very economical with the truth so whatever he says should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Shatta Wale and Sadiq Abdulai Abu have been engaged in a war of words over the last week or two with the Dancehall artiste, who won 11 awards at the 2019 edition of the scheme, indicating that he did not merit all those trophies he won.
According to Shatta, Sadiq gave him all 11 awards because he(Sadiq) had issues with rapper Sarkodie and Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy.
Again, Shatta Wale said he gave Sadiq GH¢100,000 to help in organizing the awards.
Although Sadiq has denied those claims, there are concerns the allegations can mar the reputation of the 3Music Awards.
This is because the organizers have been basking in the praise they have been receiving for organizing a near perfect fourth edition of 3Music Awards this year but Shatta’s allegations may pose a threat to the credibility of the scheme.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz on Monday, September 20, Sadiq said Shatta Wale could not bring the 3Music Awards into disrepute because he was not credible.
“Anything coming from Shatta Wale should not be taken seriously because they are all not true. First of all, I never gave 11 awards to him because I had issues with Sarkodie or Stonebwoy.
“Secondly, Shatta Wale has never given me any GH¢100,000. Shatta Wale will never give me money to organize any awards,” he said.
Sadiq stated that he had never taken Shatta Wale seriously because of his track record.
“Shatta Wale is that guy who fights just anyone trying to outshine him. Look at what he said about Stonebwoy, Samini and Sarkodie when he had issues with them.
“The same person used unprintable words against Charterhouse and also the mother of his son. Why should I worry myself about such a person who would destroy you with lies,” he said.
According to Sadiq, the board of the 3Music Awards was dealing with the situation.
“Shatta Wale should tell the board how we gave him the 11 awards and the money he said he had given us. 3Music Awards is bigger than Shatta Wale and there is no way he can bring it down with his untruths,” he stated.
Source: Graphic online