Shatta Wale was criticized by Ghanaian entertainment writer Arnold Asamoah Baidoo for remarks he made on the sitting fees paid to pundits on the regional TV program United Showbiz.
Shatta Wale had previously mentioned that the panelists only receive GHS40 for each session.
In what seems to be a U-turn, Shatta Wale recently asserted in a tweet that the show’s regular panelists only get GHS 200 for each appearance.
“Those ‘Trained competition fans’ #TCF can take the ‘who is better than who’ to UTV. At least your pundits make 200ghc for sitting,” the outspoken dancehall star wrote.
Arnold, a frequent guest on United Showbiz, alleged that Shatta Wale was “confused and inconsistent” regarding the precise sum received. “I guess Fadda [Father Dickson, GM of Despite Media] increased it from 40gh to 200gh. Gyimii! Still confused and inconsistent,” Arnold responded via tweet on Friday.
The two had previously disagreed, most notably in 2019 on a United Showbiz show when Arnold labeled Shatta Wale “confused and inconsistent.”
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No disrespect, 3Music TV can’t pay me — Arnold Baidoo on leaving “joke” UTV
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo, a Ghanaian entertainment journalist, recently responded to a supporter on Twitter who requested that he leave United Showbiz on UTV and work for 3Music TV.
The supporter referred to UTV as a “joke” and advised Arnold Baidoo to leave the Twi-speaking station, saying that he belonged at 3Music.
“Leave Utv and join 3music tv. That’s where you belong not that joke Utv. Please 3Music Networks sign him,” the fan tweeted at Mr. Asomoah Baidoo.
The media celebrity was adamant that the top entertainment channel in Ghana, 3Music, could not match his current salary.
This occurs in the wake of Arnold Baidoo’s recent argument with artist Shatta Wale on panelist pay for United Showbiz.
The journalist was outraged by the self-proclaimed “dancehall king’s” allegation that the TV network only pays analysts GHS200 per episode and labeled him “confused and inconsistent.”
Senali News Ghana