Entertainment of Friday, 24 February 2017
Self-acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale has told the boss of Slip Music, Mark Okraku Mantey, that if he dares play with a dog it will definitely lick his mouth.
A video of the Kakai hit maker went viral on social media especially Facebook this week taking Mark Okraku Mantey to the cleaners for saying his music is not dancehall.
Mark Okraku Mantey was asked to name his favorite dancehall music in an interview with an Accra-based Starr FM, which he responded, “Surprisingly, Shatta Wale calls himself a Dancehall king but scan through his songs for the past two years, the young man is not doing Dancehall” This did not go down well with Shatta Wale who responded through a social media video.
Explaining his action to Onua 95.1 FM’s Christian Agyei Frimpong, host of Anigyemmre entertainment talk show, Shatta Wale said “there is a proverb in Ga that says when you play with a dog it will lick your mouth which literally means elderly men are supposed to speak like elderly men.”
“Teach a child the way he should go, so that when he grows he will not depart from it, so do the same to me, I’m a child you claim to be the elderly so call and teach me the way,” he said.
“He always tries to say bad things about me in the media, I have kept quiet for long, this recent comment he made about my music really hurt my heart, because dancehall is what feeds me so I have every right to talk about it.”
The musician stated, “He could have gone ahead to name Jupitar as his favorite dancehall artiste, but anything that is not related to me he (Mark Okraku Mantey) will try and drag my name into it.”
“Psalm 32:8 I will instruct and teach you the way you should go, I shall guide you with my eye this is the word of God. If you believe in God you will move positively not negatively” – the sermon of “Apostle” Shatta Wale.