Entertainment of Sat, 18 Nov 20174
Shatta Wale’s 'Wizkid – superstar' comment not a crime – Da’ Hammer
Veteran Ghanaian producer Da’ Hammer of The Last Two has submitted his take on dancehall singer Shatta Wale’s recent comments on Nigerian act Wizkid.
In a recent radio interview on Accra-based Kasapa FM, the Kakai man had said that he would never be starstruck by Wizkid as he too holds his own:
“I will not see Wizkid and be stunned, I rather want him to see me and be amazed because I don’t see anything extraordinary about him, even though he claims to the best African artiste”, Shatta Wale had said in the radio interview, in which he also stressed that he does exactly consider Wizkid a super star.
The comment obviously didn’t go down well with a cross section of Nigerian music lovers, brewing an online feud between the two West African countries on the matter.
Read Da’ Hammer’s take, posted on Facebook below:
So I just made time to peruse this controversy thoroughly from its inception and realized the starbwoy Wale said nothing in disrespect to the starbwoy wizzy to begin with. Whoever broke the story first is the one blame here.
My take on this is perspective.
Shatta said “Me I no dey see wizkid superstar oo”. Story quoted him as saying “wizkid is not a super star”. Now why wld u wanna do tht…
50cent probably doesn’t necessarily see lil Wayne as a super star cos he probably believes he’s his equal but from where I sit, I do think Wayne is a super star from my perspective. I guarantee u many of Nigerian celebrities don’t even see our Sark as a super star.
This isn’t even about supporting ur own. It’s just a classic case of not being star struck by someone’s art or hustle, and that’s no crime.
There u have it.. superstardom is not absolute. it’s relative.
There’s no problem here.. stop inciting a rivalry between us and Nigerians. I respect the Shatta movement and their hustle. Salute #SM4lyf
Born Edward Nana Poku Osei, Da Hammer is CEO of The Last Two Music Group, which is responsible for nurturing the music careers of such significant Ghanaian rappers as Obrafour, Kwaw Kesse, Edem, and Sarkodie. Young witty Rapper, Teephlow is the latest signing to the label.
Pae Mu Ka (1999), his debut offering as producer, is widely regarded as the best hiplife project from Ghana till date,indeed, the one project which accurately defines the sound of hiplife.