Shatta Wale, the Ghanaian dancehall artist, has recently taken to Twitter to publicly beg Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the newly elected president of Nigeria, to adopt him as his son.
The singer made the appeal on March 29, noting that many netizens claim the two share a striking resemblance.
Shatta Wale’s tweet, which has garnered over 8,000 likes and 1,500 retweets, read: “Your excellency everyone says I look like you, so please come and take your son from Ghana ok lol… They always say my father won’t come for me, so please come for me so I perform for u one of my songs. Thank you, my president. May you live long, Dad.”
The singer’s request to Tinubu has elicited mixed reactions from fans and critics.
Some have praised the singer for his sense of humor and lighthearted approach to politics, while others have criticized him for being overly dramatic and attention-seeking.
This is not the first time Shatta Wale has made headlines for his controversial antics on social media. In the past, he has feuded with other artists, politicians, and even his own fans, often using Twitter as his primary platform for airing his grievances and making grandiose statements.
Tinubu, a prominent Nigerian politician and former governor of Lagos state, has not responded publicly to Shatta Wale’s request for adoption.
However, it is unlikely that the president-elect will take the singer’s appeal seriously, given the absurdity of the request and the fact that the two have no known personal or professional connections.
Despite the criticism and backlash, Shatta Wale’s tweet has succeeded in drawing attention to his brand and increasing his social media following.
Whether or not his appeal to Tinubu was genuine, the singer has once again proven that he knows how to generate buzz and stay relevant in the public eye.