Ghanaian entertainment critic Eric Toscar took to his Facebook page to pen down a letter to Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and his fans, the Shatta Movement.
In 2019, during the Year of Return, a Spanish Movie Production company came to Ghana to shoot a movie. Most of the Ghana scenes were shot on Cape Coast. I remember they had some issues along the line, shooting was halted because they didn’t have a permit or something. It took some industry stakeholders led by Mark Okraku Mantey to help them fix the issues they had. They continued their production, finished it, extended their stay, enjoyed Ghana, and left.
Now the movie is out, titled ‘BLACK BEACH’, Shatta Wale is the topic out of the movie because 3 of his songs were featured in the movie. SM fans are on all social media platforms singing praises and shading alongside.
What they (Shatta Wale and his fans) don’t know is that the Ghana part of ‘Black Beach’ was a success because of Mark Okraku Mantey and his team. This is the same person Shatta Wale and his fans said hasn’t done anything beneficial to the Creative Arts Sector even in his position as the President of the Creative Arts Council.