Entertainment critic, Michael Ola, has stated that Ghana’s entertainment industry has become dull since famous union between two of Ghana’s fiercest dancehall rivals, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
After their fracas at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which left patrons terrified in May 2019, the two smoked the peace pipe.
And four months on, the airwaves seems to be experiencing some serenity; unlike when the Shatta and Stonebwoy were beefing.
However, Michael Ola has touched on the aftermath of their unity. According to him, the kind of stories, attention and issues being discussed about the SM and Bhim brands have changed direction; thereby making them “irrelevant”.
During a recent interview with Ghanaweb, he had this to say; “Beefing is good. Ghana for years has been involved in non-violence where you get into a lyrical war, but Dancehall came. Artistes just want to fight and that is not what we need. If you check the industry now, we used to have a Stonebwoy and Shatta beef that was keeping the industry super interesting and active. All the time commentators have something to say and it was also good for their brands because their internet mentions were going high”.
“They are still on top of their respective games, no doubt, and are doing everything possible to keep their promise to Ghanaians amidst putting up good behavior over some months,” he added.
But Michael Ola believes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale’s reunion has resulted in so much boredom in the entertainment industry.
He feels that Shatta would not have been known and selected by Beyonce for her Lion King Album if not for his beef with Stonebwoy.
“…these beefs helps promote artiste brands more than mere release of songs and performances”, he added.