Entertainment of Saturday, 23 January 2016
From arch enemies to friends? It appears controversial musician, Shatta Wale is truly charting a new path by patching up differences with some artistes, particularly Stonebwoy.
After years of bickering, it looks like there is some kind of peace between the two artistes.
Last year, Stonebwoy after receiving an award at the 2015 4Syte Music Video Awards, invited Shatta Wale during his acceptance speech to join him on stage.
Shatt Wale made that new friendship clear Thursday night when he defended Stonebwoy during an interview on Personality Profile on Joy FM.
International reggae artiste, Luciano, had claimed that Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artistes are ‘copy cats,’ citing Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
According to Luciano, who was speaking in an interview with Winford William on the ‘OnStage’ show in Jamaica, most Ghanaian dancehall artistes go on the internet and try to copy what the Jamaican artistes do instead of being original.
Rubbishing what Luciano said, the ‘Kakai’ hit singer said, “Sometimes certain artistes think people have to follow their trend of music.”
He noted that some Jamaican artistes are big in Ghana and “Luciano himself is not big like that in Ghana right now. When you talk about Luciano, you talk about my grandfather’s time …old type of music.”
Shatta Wale told Luciano who “came to Ghana recently…to preach the righteousness he has been talking about to the Jamaicans.”
Defending Stonebwoy, the 2014 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year said “When you talk about Stonebwoy, he is trying to push the career same way as I am pushing. He is doing something great that we Ghanaians love.”
Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, added that Luciano’s observations are inaccurate and noted that, “sometimes when they come to Ghana, they have to respect us because we believe we are all Africans…”
Asked if Jamaicans and Ghanaians have anything in common, he observed that the two countries have a lot in common.
“We are sharing the same vibes. I believe we are promoting the same things that they are promoting… we are just one people.”
Ghanaian dancehall artistes are not only using Patois [Jamaican language] but are now also incorporating local languages to their songs, Shatta Wale added.
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