Entertainment of Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Source: Maxwell Amoofia
Just like any other field of work, the music industry in Ghana has had a number of artistes polishing their craft with the help of other artistes who are more experienced. The protégé concept in the Ghana Music Industry is not new.
Clear examples such as Samini-Stonebwoy, Samini-Kaakie, D-Black-DeeMoney, Sarkodie-Donzy, Samini-Kofi Kinaata are a few of the many protégé relationships that have produced great talents.
However, it has become seemingly difficult to determine what degree of help an established artiste must render an up and coming artiste to lay claim to the bragging right.
Dancehall artiste Jupiter has subtly refuted claims that he was mentored by 2013 VGMA artiste of the year, Shatta Wale.
In a Facebook Live video, Shatta Wale bragged that Stonebwoy and Jupiter, ‘passed through’ him before attaining stardom.
But speaking in an interview with KMJ on Hitz Fm, the ‘Enemies’ hit maker indicated that he has not been a mentee of the SM Boss .
Rather, Jupiter suggested that Shatta Wale may have been referring to their cordial relationship when he made that claim.
‘What Shatta Wale said, I think he was trying to mean we are very close’.
In spite of the controversy, Jupiter was quick to acknowledge the efforts Shatta Wale and Samini in pushing Dancehall music to a higher level in Ghana. He described Shatta Wale as a veteran in the dancehall game.