Contrary to reports by various blogs that Ghanaian dancehall artist Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr popularly known as Shatta Wale is set to speak at the Oxford Africa Conference 2016 scheduled to hold at the Oxford Union on May 21 & May 22, www.nydjlive.com can confirm the Chop Kiss hit maker will ONLY perform at the ‘After Party’ of the event as officially announced by the organizers of the event.
Late last night after the false reports surfaced, various arguments began on social media with many fans comparing Sarkodie’s opportunity to speak at the Havard University to Shatta Wale’s supposed opportunity speak at the Oxford Africa Conference 2016. It was therefore right to only state the facts and avoid any form of comparison.
The Oxford Africa Conference is a leading interdisciplinary conference on Africa delivered by a team of Oxford students. The Conference brings together heads of state, policymakers, business leaders, academics, artists, students, and professional to critically expand the discourse on Africa.
This year’s confirmed speakers as announced via the organization’s website include Elsie Kanza, World Economic Forum – Head of Africa, Toyosi Akerele-Ogusiji, Founder of Rise Networks, Kevin Malunga, Deputy Public Protector (South Africa), Okendo Lewis-Gayle, Founder & Chairman of Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, Lord Michael Hastings OBE, Director of Global Citizenship at KPMG and many others.
It is quite clear as it stands that Shatta Wale will only do what he does best, ‘perform and offer a great end to an intellectually stimulating weekend’.