Highlife musician and guitarist Anthony Aka Blay has stated that Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, is a bad influence on the youth.
During a recent interview with Showbiz, Aka Blay said; “With his large fan base I don’t expect Shatta Wale to use certain words and engage in indecent acts. I know he has the largest fan base in Ghana at the moment but what impact is he making on them? The youth are engaged in all sorts of bad activities because they see him as their role model and blindly copy what he does”.
Aka Blay agreed that Shatta Wale has a huge influence on his fans who are mostly in the youth bracket. But he advices that he capitalizes on that to encourage them positively and not the other way round.
“I expect a lot from him as the leader he claims to be because the youths are going wayward and I will blame it largely on him”, he said.
Aka Blay also touched on what he thinks about the current crop of musicians reigning in the music industry.
“Most of these young musicians are so indisciplined which gets me upset. You give them time for a meeting and they come at their own time.
“Others do not even regard their managers because they believe they are more famous than their managers. I have been talking to some of them and I pray they change”, he added.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and see how Shatta Wale reacts to this one.