The ultimate aim of every Ghanaian artiste is to be recognised outside the boundaries of Ghana. For the truth of the matter is that most of the well-known artistes in Ghana are not known outside Ghana and our very own Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. famously known as Shatta Wale is a good example.
Not long ago, Cassper Nyovest, a popular South African (SA) artiste, came to Ghana and shockingly revealed in one of his interviews that Shatta Wale is anonymous in South Africa. Although most people especially fans of Shatta never believed in Cassper until another South African artiste with the stage name Nasty C also said the same thing.
Therefore, for Shatta Wale to break into the South African market, there’s the need for him to collaborate with some of their popular acts to help him get the needed recognition. It’s in this light that we present to you a list of five (5) hottest South African artistes Shatta Wale should consider doing a collaborating with.
Born Refiloe Maele Phoolo but commonly known as Cassper Nyovest is a South African musician, record producer, and a businessman. On records, Cassper Nyovest made history when he performed for about 68 000 people at the Fill Up FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City Stadium concert in Johannesburg somewhere 2017.
Aside, he has about 1.8 million followers on Instagram, 1.6 Million on Twitter and 2.4 Million Likes on Facebook. These are not just numbers on Social media, but Cassper Nyovest has lots of fans in South Africa again and one of the biggest musicians in the country. With this, it’s obvious his collaboration with Shatta Wale will do Ghana’s Dancehall king more good than harm.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known by his stage name AKA, is a South African Hip-Hop recording artist and record producer. Arguably, AKA can be likened to Ghana’s Sarkodie and it was no surprise when Sarkodie featured him on his Sarkology album.
Sometime in 2014 he had a beef with fellow South African artiste, Casper Nyovest and the beef became so popular that both artistes recorded diss songs and that made all of them very popular in South Africa. In the same year, AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music through its new local urban label Sound African recordings. In short, it’ll be a plus when Shatta Wale maneuvers his way to get him on a song.
Similarly to Casper Nyovest, Nasty C who doubles as South African rapper is still in Ghana after he performed at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Sadly for Shatta Wale, Nasty C who’s very popular in South Africa in an interview with Starr FM has said that he don’t know if Shatta Wale is a male or female. This confirms the earlier assertion made my Cassper Nyovest that despite the fact that Shatta Wale is popular in Ghana, people living in South Africa don’t know him and his works.
Another celebrated act in South Africa who doubles as record producer and DJ. He’s arguably the most prominent electronic music producer in Africa with five (5) albums to his credit. It’s undeniable fact that a collaboration between Shatta Wale and Black Coffee will help Shatta to penetrate easily into the South African market.
Thembeni Ndevu better known by his stage name Emtee, is a South African rapper. He is best known for his debut hit single, “Roll Up”. His debut album ‘Avery’ was certified platinum. For clarity sake, Emtee is synonymous to Shatta Wale taking into consideration his controversial character. Therefore, their collaboration will be one of the best as they’ve a lot in common.
Setting the record straight, Shatta Wale is indisputably a great artist but his reputation at the international front is abysmal especially in South Africa. So, we believe through strategic collaboration with the aforementioned artistes, the name Shatta Wale will transcend across the borders of South Africa.