During Shatta Wale’s interview with Paul Adom Otchere last night on Good Evening Ghana aired on Metro TV, the Dancehall artist said a lot of things, some of which got me scratching my head.
The ‘Ayoo’ hitmaker said he has taken his craft very seriously that’s why he won’t go out there begging international artists for collaboration, unlike what Stonebwoy and Sarkodie do.
Shatta Wale also said although his criticisms are hurtful, they are the hard truth.
“My criticism is for change in the industry; change of attitude and mentality towards our work. I believe most of them are not serious when it comes to music. People have sung since time immemorial and have made people see musicians as band boys and so we are not taken seriously.
“I’ve taken music seriously so when I see some artistes pretending that life is good for them, it makes me feel that pain. Osibisa was one of the successful groups globally. When it comes to my colleagues, we have not taken music serious,” he said.
According to him, the media should be blamed for this situation because they over hype some artists.
“Presenters make them feel swollen-headed even with a single song and so when they move out there they move with some hype and they think they’ve made it. I’ve been there before. When I came out as Bandana, that was the same thing I went through. But I was living in a single room and I wasn’t making money,” he said.