Shatta Wale’s inability to perform at the just-endedĀ AITEO CAF Awards 2017 was a major talking point from the ceremony.

The event which was graced by some of the biggest legends in African football, also saw top Ghanaian and international personalities asĀ former President of Ghana, His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo as well as Madam Clar Weah, the in-coming First Lady of Liberia in attendance.

7 Nigerian act, one Togolese, one Congolese, and two Ghanaian musicians mounted the stage that night. Born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, Shatta Wale was widely anticipated to perform, but was surprisingly absent.

A statement released by CAF on Friday January 5, announces that an investigation will be conducted to ascertain why the “Taking Over” man was unable to perform, as well as the general imbalance of musical performances at the event.

Read their full statement below:

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