Following a lengthy post shared by Ghanaian songstress Wiyaala while giving a full account of how she was purportedly blocked by Shatta Wale’s team from receiving a Citation of Merit on stage, Mohammed Mardah, a man who identifies himself as the Chairman of the African Advisory Council to the Bronx Borough President’s office has come up with a different narrative.
In a post on social media, the young man posted;
I want to state categorically and emphatically that! The Bronx Borough President bears NO RESPONSIBILITY for what happened last night at Summerstage 2022. @Shatta Wale bears NO RESPONSIBILITY for what happened at Summerstage 2022 in the Bronx.
Is rather unfortunate that the idea to amplify the event and show the world two of Ghana’s best and acknowledging their commitment to artistic excellence failed. That was MY fault. So, I am hereby rendering an unqualified apology to Wiyaala and her team. I initiated the idea of the citation with the Borough President in my capacity as Chairman of the African Advisory Council to the BP’s office. And the intent to show unity and cohesion failed. I would elaborate further, but the main point here is that neither Shatta Wale nor the Borough President had any responsibility in what happened.