Regular pundit on UTV’s United Showbiz programme and versatile writer, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo recently unleashed his fury on his older colleague Abeiku Santana and the reason has been firmly established.
Aronold’s beef is simple, Abeiku is too timid to call Wale to order despite his erratic and volatile behaviour which demeans the image of pundits and journalists like both of them.
In short, he says the ace broadcaster and OAP is a ‘fan fooler’ and ass licker of Shatat Wale and that is something he takes exception to.
It all began when Santana took to Okay FM during his drive-time radio show and said; “Shatta Wale has released a song but DJs are not playing them, entertainment pundits are not discussing it. However when he goes wayward, you discuss it on your shows”.
Arnold never liked this comment coming from Abeiku Santana and swiftly tackled him in a rebuttal on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review.
“Santana is wrong on this very score. You’re in this industry, when ‘On God’ was released, how many DJs didn’t play the song? They’re still playing. How many pundits did not pass commentaries on that song? When I made my post, the song had not blown,” Arnold fumed.
“He acted as a big fan fooler for Shatta Wale,” said Arnold. “This same Shatta Wale over the years, what has been his perception, commentary about pundits, DJs? His most recent comment was that pundits have nothing better doing. He doesn’t even recognize that domain, there is no regard for what we do. So, all these years that this guy has been debasing pundits, where was Santana?
“You said nothing but today, you’re here making noise, fan fooling yourself. It’s noise and he’s being a big hypocrite on this score,” Arnold emphasized.
He concluded that “now, it’s all about the numbers. If your focus is on numbers, you’ll still go to that subject matter that would give you the impressions. If it’s not just for numbers, then it’s nonsensical. He’s only being a fan fooler. What he said has no weight.”