Taking Over’ hitmaker, Shatta Wale has called on Ghanaians to celebrate his colleague Samini for his contribution to Ghana’s Music Industry.
Over the years there has been tension between the two dancehall acts with each claiming to be king of the genre, but they both recognised each other’s talent and contribution to the music industry in Ghana.
However, when Shatta Wale and Samini appeared on Starr FM hosted by Borla Ray, Shatta admitted that his arch-rival, Samini is one of his favorite artists. Shatta Wale said:
“I have always said it, and will always say it again that there are people we need to celebrate. He has been a legend in our industry and I believe he has done what he can to help Ghana music grow, he is one of my favorite artistes when it comes to the genre of music and dancehall. He has followed and he is an icon to Ghana and he is one great Star that we should always respect and celebrate”.
Speaking on the supposed beef between the two icons, Shatta Wale indicated that it’s purely business and therefore their fans should not take it personal.
“Samini will tell you that he knows much about what I’m doing, we are doing business so our fans should really understand one thing that anytime they see Samini and I beefing and stuff like that is something to just make the entertainment industry boom. It’s for it to look nice even in Jamaica and elsewhere it happens and the musicians still talk, it’s same as Politicians, and fans should get it clear that we can beef and other things but when we meet we talk”.
Well, we’re hoping this compliment shown by Shatta Wale to Samini won’t be a deceptive one. Although, ‘beefing’ among artistes makes our music industry a better one provided their choice of words won’t cause character defamation.