Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive show seeking to bring together and showcase the diversity of African musical talent. Season 4 includes artistes from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast.
Shatta Wale has confirmed that his colleagues in the music industry namely Stonebwoy, Efya and EL were paid only $4,000 for 2016 Coke Studio Africa Season 4.
Explaining how he rejected an initial proposal from Coke Africa, Shatta Wale on Pluzz FM, told the host Sammy Flex, he is a serious business minded person and does not take exceptions to his work and money.
“They first offered me $ 4,000 and explained that did some of the artistes they have worked accepted the same amount. But I told them if indeed some artistes have taken it, I am different and I do not take delight in sitting on a plane.”
I always do business so I asked my management to talk to them and add some money. So they went and came back with $ 15,000. They spent about 1 and half years to draw this final conclusion.
“They (Ghanaian artistes) were paid $ 4,000 each. That’s How They see Ghanaian artistes. They cannot stand for the right thing,” he added.