On Tuesday, October 17, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo set social media ablaze when he sent a tweet wishing dancehall artiste Shatta Wale happy birthday.
What made that tweet unique was that the President addressed the dancehall artiste in pidgin.
It started as a simple request from dancehall artiste Shatta Wale on Twitter on October 13 to President Akufo-Addo. He asked the President, “Your Excellency, Tuesday is my birthday ..what are you giving me ..@NAkufoAddo ”
When Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. on October 17, 1984, turned 33, he received a rather exciting message from the President.
President Akufo-Addo wished the ‘Taking Over’ hit singer “Happy birthday @shattawalegh!” Shatta Wale would have been satisfied with the fact that the President recognized him on his birthday but the First Gentleman was not done yet. Taking things a notch higher and in pidgin, the President added that, “You for come visit me for Flagstaff House o!”
Overwhelmed by the message from President Akufo-Addo, the dancehall artiste swiftly responded, “ah! but @NAkufoAddo U be guy oo!! pidgin reply paaa…i feel you ruff..lol”
Shatta Wale thanked the President for the birthday message and noted that he will pay him a visit soon. “Thank you, your Excellency. I will follow the necessary procedures and pay a visit soon Mr President. I hope my land cruiser will be ready”