Entertainment of Saturday, 22 October 2016
Dancehall Star Shatta Wale has advised his fans not to fight over him and his fierce rival Samini.
He likened Samini and himself to the two biggest political parties with the largest following in the country; the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). He noted that he does not see the need for their supporters to fight over them.
This follows several years of rivalry between the two dancehall giants in Ghana which led to series of verbal attacks in the media between them and their followers.
Statta Wale has finally wiped out the negative impression that has been created in the minds of their supporters that, there is enmity between them. “NDC and NPP are like Shata and Samini. Don’t waste your time to fight among yourselves, my people,” he further advised. His advice was contained in a peace song he has released titled ‘Nana verses Mahama’.
In the song, he warned Ghanaians not to hate each other but rather be tolerant since they are one people with one destiny. He continued that it will take Ghanaians to make the country a better place and it is about time that people begin to know that their successes do not lie in the hands of politicians but what they can do for themselves so they should not be overreliant on politicians.
By this, Shatta Wale has added his name to the list of musicians who have released peace songs which aimed at sensitising Ghanaians on the need to protect the peace the nation is enjoying and also ensure that this year’s election is violence free.
Artistes like, Stonebwoy, Frank Mensah Pozo, Patience Nyarko and Ahuofe Juanita among others have also released similar songs. Meanwhile, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is also preparing to hit the music scene with a compilation of peace songs from some selected musicians in Ghana. Below is the Shatta Wale’s peace song: