The self-claimed Dancehall king Shatta Wale despite claiming to be the most successful artiste in Ghana has lamented the Ghana Revenue Authority are after him for tax. According to Shatta Wale, the GRA has been chasing him “like a thief” despite the small amounts musicians make from their music.
He noted that a recent revelation by Rex Omar, the chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) who has called on him to redeem Gh30,000 royalties due to him is a piece of evidence that not much is made from music.
He wrote: “I will use it to pay TAX cuz the way GRA is no my neck like a thief I haven’t seen some before!!!” He also thanked GHAMRO for the ‘transparency’ adding that he will just use his royalties to pay tax.
He said: “I am using all this money to file my tax cuz I can’t bear the pressure anymore from them. Show them this and let them know, this is what my music has brought me for the past years so they will stop pressuring my life. There is no money in our industry and the little we make to the system takes it. Thank you GHAMRO for this transparency!!!”