Shatta Wale Beats Retreat On Dancehall King Title


By Gifty Arthur

It looks like conclusions by industry players and watchers that rising sensation, Charles Mensah, known in show business as Shatta Wale, was floored and shut up by fellow dancehall artist; Samini at the recently held “Guinness Eruption Concert” has affected him more than expected.

Apart from the fact that after the show which was held last month at the Accra Sports Stadium, the talented artist had to respond to many questions from one radio station to another, defending himself, he is on record to have warned some media houses to desist from reporting about him, an unfortunate warning which is likely not to be adhered to.

What the young sensation, however, forgot to question was why those same media houses praised him to high havens as having saved the faces of the organizers of 4syte Music Video Awards, held some few weeks ago after he reportedly put up a superb performance to save a rather uninteresting show.

Shatta Wale, who at the time of publishing this story, had over 52 thousand followers on his facebook page and has his cover page decorated with a picture of him seated in a chair and dressed like a dance hall with the inscription “Shatta Wale Dancehall King” on Wednesday posted on his wall that he never tagged himself as a dancehall king, but rather, it was his many fans scattered all over who did.

The “Dancehall King” hit maker, who is also known as Bandana, was in far away Johannesburg South Africa with the 4syte TV crew, led by television and radio presenter, Jay Foley, Bullhause Entertainment and Solid Multimedia, added in the post that it was after his fans gave him the title that he decided to put it in a form of music to feed their souls.

“I never said am a Dancehall king, it was my fans dat gave me dat name n I put it in a form of music to feed their souls.
The rather sober sounding artist, concluded in a rather biblical note, reminding everybody that all things shall pass, but the word of God shall remain forever. “remember everything shall pass away but the “WORD” of God will be Forever..Goodmorning”, he concluded.

The two artists have been on a war path for some time now, fighting over the enviable title of dancehall king, as both of them are reported to have released various singles, insulting and attacking each other.

Many were those who were taken aback, when an otherwise a promising youngster, made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, when on live Vodafone Ghana Music Awards show held in May this year by event organizing giant Charter House, caused a stir at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), the venue for the most patronized event programme on the Ghanaian entertainment calendar.

The ‘The enter the net’ hit maker had anticipated and assured his fans on that night he was going to take up the only category he was nominated in, that was the ‘Reggae Song of the Year’ award, after he reportedly spent over 20million old Cedis on voting but, his wish was never realized as Kaaki, another heavyweight was announced on the night as the winner, beating he Shatta Wale, Blakk Rasta, Eazzy, Knii Lante and Samini.

“F**k Ghana music industry, F**k charter house and I mean this from my heart .i don’t need them in any way ..big up to all Shatta wale fans.”

“F**king hypocrites, liars, sons and daughters of satan,I hope they sleep and don’t wake up.. Charter hose should used for a public toilet …..I don’t need any award in Gh or any nomination..f**k Gh music industry”, he tweeted after he was sacked from the venue.

Though Shatta Wale is now arguably the biggest thing in the industry, pundits fear that if his management do not put the ‘fear of God’ in him to concentrate on his career than attacking others in the industry, he may fade out in no time as he is becoming unpopular by the day especially after he was ‘taught how to respect elders’ by Samini.

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