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Sports News of Sunday, 24 May 2020


Shatta Wale’s words inspire me – Kurt Okraku

GFA President, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and Shatta Wale play videoGFA President, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and Shatta Wale

The President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku has opened up about his special relationship with musician Shatta Wale, describing the artist as an inspirational figure in the country.

Kurt Okraku has never hidden his great admiration for Shatta Wale and even used the musician’s popular song “Kill them with prayers’ as his official campaign song in the lead up to the GFA Presidential race.

The two even met when Kurt emerged victories at the polls and they have since forged a bond.

Speaking on GhanaWeb’s Sports Check programme, Kurt Okraku said his admiration for Shatta Wale is largely because they have a lot of things in common.
“ He is a friend and I like him a lot. His words inspire me a lot and I think we have something in common.”

Asked what he has in common with the musician, Kurt said, “ We have both come from ground zero and have reached a place where we can both impact society. Kill them with prayers.”

Shatta has sometimes been criticized for his strong opinions and attacks on colleague musicians but Kurt says it is always important to separate the artiste Shatta Wale from the person.

“Shatta Wale is a Christian. He is a devout Christian and it is important that people see the artiste Shatta Wale and the human being Shatta Wale.