A man identified as Mohammed Mardan and a Chairman of the African Advisory Council to the Bronx Borough President’s office has come out to tell Wiyaala not to accuse Shatta Wale following the Citation gaffe at the SummerStage festival.
This happened when Wiyaala was found in a video and lengthy posts claiming Shatta Wale and his team blocked her from receiving citation of merit during her performance on stage.
However, a young man has scrutinized the situation to give his side of the story, threw his weight behind Shatta Wale and rendered an apology to Ghanaian songstress Wiyaala.
In a post on social media, the young man posted;
“I want to state categorically and emphatically that! The Bronx Borough President bears NO RESPONSIBILITY for what happened last night at Summerstage 2022. @Shatta Wale bears NO RESPONSIBILITY for what happened at Summerstage 2022 in the Bronx.
“Is rather unfortunate that the idea to amplify the event and show the world two of Ghana’s best and acknowledging their commitment to artistic excellence failed. That was MY fault. So, I am hereby rendering an unqualified apology to Wiyaala and her team.
”I initiated the idea of the citation with the Borough President in my capacity as Chairman of the African Advisory Council to the BP’s office. And the intent to show unity and cohesion failed. I would elaborate further, but the main point here is that neither Shatta Wale nor the Borough President had any responsibility in what happened.
In line with this, SummerStage had also taken their verified instagram to release an official statement about the Wiyaala’s citation of merit issue, stating that they had no idea that citations would be given out as part of their event but it was planned and organized by the artistes’ management.
“Last night we were thrilled to present Shatta Wale & Wiyaala at SummerStage. More than a thousand fans attended the free concert for an evening of great music in Bronx’s Crotona Park. Although we were unaware of Borough President Gibson’s
intention to recognize the performers with a citation of excellence, we were very happy to have her.”
“This recognition was planned by the artist team and not SummerStage, and we are sorry that circumstances prevented her from publicly giving Wiyaala the accolades she also
deserved during the show. We are truly grateful to both artists for their participation in our 2022 season and for putting on such great shows.” — SummerStage said
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