Ahh well, majority of Ghanaians have had the conviction or the feeling that Shatta Wale is the ‘voice of the voiceless‘ or better still stands tall when it comes to acting rude, however, upon the recent happenings between himself and Yaa Pono have negated their assertion. Truly, as the saying goes, a good king is never known until the new one arrives.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr known by his stage name Shatta Wale is known to be that artiste who’s more vocal and will never hesitate to descend on his critics including his loyal fans. Not long ago, a fan asked Shatta Wale to try as much as possible to win Black Entertainment Television Awards (BET) instead of showing his cars on social media networks. Sadly, the insults Shatta rained on the anonymous fan was not the best.
Check it out from a screenshot below in case you doubt my stands:
For sometime now, Shatta Wale has manage to stay relevant in the news by picking up fight with virtually all the industry players and Charterhouse Ghana. With the least misunderstanding, he will not hesitate to do a live video on Facebook courtesy Mark Zuckerberg in the comfort of his room.
On the 18th February, 2017 an event which happened at Cape Coast stadium has triggered another fierce battle between Shatta Wale and some industry and music players in the country especially Mark Okraku Mantey and the uptown energy boss, Yaa Pono.
Already, Yaa Pono is an artist who’s known to be the most lyrical gansgter in the country and his versatility can never be compared. More importantly, he’s known to do more of hardcore or better still profane songs which deters his music to get airplay among some of the TV and radio stations in the country. Therefore, immediately Shatta Wale picked up the fight against him, it was like a dream come true for Yaa Pono. Thus, Pono’s area of specialisation in music is all about composing profane songs, therefore, to initiate a lyrical war against him can be likened to openning the Heaven’s gate for him to explore what he does it best.
Undoubtedly, comparing the lyrical downpour in reference to the diss tracks released by the duo (Yaa Pono & Shatta Wale) for the past days clearly shows that the Prince of New Origin (PONO) has won the beef bout of which the Shatta Movement followers can confirm.
In simple terms, Yaa Pono was the first to release a diss track in response to Wale’s Fecebook live video titled “NoKo“. Fast forward, Shatta Wale hit the studios to compose “Say Fi” as a direct response to Pono’s Noko which the lyrics turned to be all insults against the innocent mother of Yaa Pono. Too bad!
Therefore, in the later part of the day, Yaa Pono came in like a wounded lion with “Gbee Nabu”, which literally means “Dog mouth” in Ga language. Truly, the Gbee Nabu had kept Shatta Wale silent since then, although he tried to come out with some diss tracks titled “One Man Killer & Likes”, however, the weight of Gbee Nabu by Yaa Pono has outweigh all the attempts made by Shatta Wale.
Adu Sarpeah (Publicist @Ghbase.com, Ghana’s Most Favorite Entertainment Blog)