Prior to his show in London last Saturday, Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale was interviewed on BBC Focus of Africa.
According to him his popular song “Mahama Paper” was a result of President John Mahama’s missing speech incident during his address to ECOWAS heads of state in Accra.
“I didn’t do that song for a political purpose; I wrote it out of love. I didn’t do it because of my President. One day I was watching TV and the president was speaking at the Conference Center and he was like ‘where is my page 13, I can’t find it,’ and I was like Mahama too why, where is his speech,” he told Akwasi Sarpong.
President John Mahama, then the ECOWAS Chairman during his speech at the ECOWAS Summit in Accra stopped and complained of missing pages which were missing.
“Where is my speech…I am missing certain pages in my speech…,” he said, at first to himself, and then to the audience. As Ghana’s President searched for his missing speech, the audience including diplomats from the ECOWAS sub-region and beyond offered a thunderous applause.