The debate as to who is the best dancehall artistes in Ghana has continued and still continues to create controversies everyday with fans from the camps of Shatta Movement and Bhim Nation laying claim to this accolade.
But when it comes to who has influenced the music industry positively when it comes to how artistes are treated now, no other musician can be mentioned than the “Island” hitmaker Shatta Wale.
He single handedly stood up against organizers of shows who tried to shove him around during shows. He didn’t allow that. He was chastised, h he was tagged as the “bad nut” amongst the lot but he didn’t give up.
He remained resolute and now, every A-list artiste is enjoying what Shatta Wale fought for.
Well, A Plus has acknowledged Shatta Wale’s role in transforming the music industry into what it currently is and some of the struggles he faced. He also professed love for Stonebwoy and Sarkodie but stated that Shatta Wale is “The Messiah”.
He outlined some points that would help make the Ghanaian Musician “Powerful” in their own country.
He made this statement in a Facebook post. He wrote; “Every musician in Ghana today is enjoying the fruit of Shatta Wale’s struggle. He for get respect for the Ghanaian music.
1. Don’t bring Nigerians here and treat them special but treat your own people like trash.
2. Don’t pay Nigerians better than Ghanaians.
3. Don’t just use musicians to promote your event when you have not contacted and signed contract with them.
Most of the event organizers either own or work for some of the big media outlets and therefore decided to bring the guy down. Unfortunate some of the people fell for this and some musicians who are benefiting today fight him.
Anyway, Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown. Jesus was killed…. as for me I like everything Ghana. I love Ghanaians music. I love Sark, I love Stone, I love the new guys Kwame Eugene, Kidi and King Promise but Shatta was is the messiah!!!
4Lyf is 4Lyf. Nipa mpɛ nokorɛ!!!