Award-winning dance hall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah best known as Shatta Wale says he sees nothing extraordinary about his fellow Nigerian Afro-beat artiste, Wizkid
According to him, most of his colleague-musicians put up weird and awkward behaviors around Wizkid, hence rating him the best and richest African artiste, but he (Shatta Wale) see’s him as an ordinary person when they meet on the same platform.
“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…” He said on Kasapa FM.
The ‘Taking Over’ crooner further added that he is not bragging about his wealth or competing with anyone but it’s high time Ghanaian artistes respect themselves and stop rating Nigerian artistes into the sky.
Ironically, Wizkid won the Best African Male Artiste at the just ended 2017 All African Music Awards (AFRIMA). The awards held in Lagos on Sunday saw Wizkid defeat his arch-rival Davido.
Notwithstanding, Shatta Wale says he is motivating his colleague artistes and fans to believe that they can also achieve that same status the foreign artistes have through hard work and perseverance.
The ‘Forgetti’ singer added that, though most of his colleagues see him as a braggart, he is the only ‘smart’ African artiste making enormous money out of his music career.
He called on Ghanaian artistes to start respecting themselves and stop rating Nigerian artistes above them.