Award-winning Ghanaian Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has officially canceled his highly anticipated Freedom Wave Concert. The concert was originally scheduled to take place at the Accra Sports Stadium on December 25, 2023.
The decision to cancel the concert comes as a result of a clash of dates and venue with fellow artist Stonebwoy. Stonebwoy had announced his Bhim concert for December 22, just days before Shatta Wale’s scheduled event.
Shatta Wale expressed his displeasure at the stadium management’s decision to allow Stonebwoy to host his concert at the venue that Shatta Wale had already booked and successfully used for his shows over the past two years. He accused Stonebwoy of attempting to undermine his concert, allegedly with support from stadium authorities.
One of Shatta Wale’s key concerns was the insufficient interval between Stonebwoy’s show and his own. Sports authorities had informed him that a minimum of three days was required for the proper setup of his concert. While the issue appeared to be resolved after discussions involving both artists and the Director of the National Sports Authority, Professor Peter Twumasi, Shatta Wale has ultimately decided to cancel the Freedom Wave Concert.
Sammy Flex, Shatta Wale’s manager, confirmed the cancellation and mentioned that there were no alternative plans to relocate the event to a different venue unless they received a positive response from the National Sports Authority (NSA). The future of this annual concert now depends on the outcome of discussions with the NSA