Entertainment of 2014-04-06

Jupitar slams ‘dancehall kings’

Ghanaian dancehall artiste Jupitar has descended heavily on Ghanaian artistes who hail themselves as dancehall kings.
He says “all those claiming they are dancehall kings are living a fairy tale. Even in Jamaica, no one calls himself a dancehall king”.
Once they gain a little fame, dancehall musicians in Ghana begin to arrogate to themselves the title “dancehall king”. Some including Shatta Wale and Samini are “beefing” allegedly over who the dancehall king is.
But in an interview with seasoned entertainment radio host Kwame Poku, Dancehall sensation, Jupitar lambasted all artistes clamoring to be recognized as “dancehall kings”.
“It’s not a competition and we are learners, learning from Jamaica. How can you be here and call yourself a dancehall king?” he queried, adding that “you cannot be in Ghana and call yourself a dancehall king”.
He advises all dancehall artistes to be humble and learn the nuances of the language and art constituting dancehall music.
The fast growing dancehall artiste also called for unity among dancehall musicians in order to promote their kind of music.
Jupitar used the interview with Solid FM’s Kwame Scientific to apologise for his inability to honour a performance at the Republic Hall week celebration at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and gave assurance of future appearances in Kumasi.