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I Turned Down $50k Offer to Do a Campaign Song – Shasha Marley

The musician said he initially accepted to compose the song but later refused the offer after a second thought with his wife who advised him against taking money from politicians.

Legendary Ghanaian Reggae musician, Shasha Marley, has disclosed how he rejected an offer of $50,000 to compose a campaign song for a political party in the country.

He made this revelation on Abeiku Santana’s recent episode of the Atuu Show, mentioning that the offer came this year. However, he did not reveal which political party was involved.

“You will be amazed and surprised to know that I have rejected a $50,000 offer from a political party to do a reggae song for them to use as their message. “I had a call from a very old friend who is not a politician and told me he had a good deal for me. That night I could not sleep so the following day I visited him at his office and after a long conversation he told me about the deal,” Shasha explained to Abeiku.

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Initially, he accepted to compose the song for $6000 but later refused the offer after a second thought with his wife who advised him against taking money from politicians.

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“I accepted to do a reggae song for $50,000 for them to pass their message on. The recording of the song was $6000 but when I left on my way home, I was really thinking about it,” He said. “So, when I got home, my wife asked me about the deal because I has already informed her. I told her the deal was about politics and she advised me against it and eventually I rejected the offer. I can’t put my career on the line.”

Shasha Marley, born Julius Amua-Sekyi, is a Ghanaian roots reggae musician. He is noted for songs such as “Twin City Mafia”, “I’m Not Ashamed of the Gospel”, and his smash hit single “Maata”.

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