Dancehall artist Shatta Wale and his former manager, Bulldog, have resolved their defamation case through an out-of-court settlement. The legal dispute, which arose in November, saw Bulldog suing Shatta Wale for defamation at the Accra High Court.
Bulldog, whose real name is Lawrence Asiamah Hanson, sought various remedies, including a retraction and apology from Shatta Wale for defamatory statements made on social media. However, the plaintiff’s legal team later requested an out-of-court settlement, which was granted in March. On June 27, the case was officially discontinued, allowing the parties to amicably resolve the matter.
In a statement to the press, Bulldog emphasized that their main objective was to obtain an apology and retraction. He stressed the importance of reputation and expressed that once the damage was repaired, they would consider the matter resolved. Bulldog also advised individuals, particularly those in the entertainment industry, to exercise caution in their public statements, urging moderation and truthfulness.
Prior to the court’s decision, there were indications of reconciliation between Shatta Wale and Bulldog, as public comments highlighted their past contributions to each other’s careers. Bulldog recently admitted in an interview that despite considering quitting within the first six months, he enjoyed working with Shatta Wale.
With the settlement, both Shatta Wale and Bulldog can now put the legal dispute behind them and focus on their respective endeavors.