Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, has disclosed in a recent interview that directors of NetFlix movie, “Beast of No Nation” offered him an amount of $15,000 for using his songs in the movie.
Shatta Wale in an interview on Zylofon FM’s Showbiz Agenda said that even though his songs weren’t used as background songs, most of the boys sang his songs in the movie, hence directors of the movie hit him up and paid him $15,000.
“The directors of the movie proposed an amount between $200 and $500 for each of us, but I declined because I felt the amount they were paying did not measure up to our status. I felt they were taking us for granted, so I did not accept the amount they proposed”.
“From a reliable source my other colleagues ended up taking a mere $500 and I believe that was disrespectful. Hence, after a period of time, they called me and handed me an amount of $15,000. And this is how much I believe, we deserved and should have bargained for”.
This comes after one of the boys (Strika) who starred in the movie was spotted begging for money on the streets of Accra.