Bulldog, says his artist is worth more than the GHS2 million he is alleged to have received from the Ghana Exim Bank.
Members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned the basis for which state-owned Exim Bank allegedly paid about ¢2 million to dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. aka Shatta Wale and others as brand ambassadors.
Ras Mubarak, a member of the Committee said it makes no economic sense for the company to pay such an amount to an artiste to promote made in Ghana goods.
Mr. Mubarak’s concerns follow media reports suggesting that the bank paid some huge sums of monies to Shatta Wale and actor and comedian, Kofi Adu, popularly known as “Agya Koo” to be its brand ambassadors.
But responding to the matter at PAC sitting Wednesday, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer with oversight of the Finance and Administration Division, Kwame Adu-Darkwa said the bank only engaged the services of a media consultant to support them in promoting their product since it was necessary.
He, however, insisted that he has not signed or sighted any cheque doling GH¢2 million to any artiste.
While commenting on the mater, Bullgod stated he would have charged more if he was the one directly engaged in the deal.
“If I was in charge of accounts, I would have charged more because he deserves it. I believe every Ghanaian artiste deserves more. The entertainment industry and creative people in Ghana have been downplayed for a very long time,” he said on Citi FM.
Bulldog declined to confirm or deny if the artist was indeed given GHS2 million for his ambassadorial deal with Exim Bank.