Dancehall musician, Shatta Wale, has stated that the inability of Ghanaian musicians to produces hit songs is a punishment from God.
According to Wale, “Ghana has sold its music rights to Nigeria”; hence the reason why “God is teaching us a great lesson for not taking it serious to make a living.”
Shatta Wale further revealed that most industry players live fake lives; and have totally put our culture and identity aside when it comes to doing music. Shatta Wale feels that this is the major reason the industry is moving backwards.
The ‘Melissa’ singer explained that if we want to be ahead of the Nigerians, musicians in Ghana must emulate their Nigerian colleagues by taking music seriously.
He wrote; “Many musicians painted a certain picture about who a star should be and I found out it was a lie life for the next generation to follow”.
“Somebody might say how did I know it was a lie [sic] life? But I will always tell that person or persons to check if we have really had a sequence we’re following when it comes to Ghanaian music… We have totally forgotten about our culture and identity so most of our musicians find it difficult to create commercial songs more or less a global hit song.
“I will say this confidently and will say it again today… Ghana music has sold its music right to Nigeria and God is teaching us a great lesson for us not taking it serious to make a living out of it. So, a few musicians in Naija will teach us and it’s a must …We all should emulate their seriousness before thinking of hype!”
“We have been lied to too much and this is the time we need to grow up and take music as a Business.”