Recording artiste Shatta Wale cannot lay claim to the title of Dancehall king in Ghana because he is not a Dancehall artiste, says Epixode.
The latter made the assertion as a guest on Live From the Capital hosted by AJ Sarpong on Live 91.9 FM last week Friday.
“Wale is a musician. No disrespect to Wale. Wale is like a father but I think it’s about time we put things right. Wale has so may songs which are not dancehall, he is just smart enough to know that the song that is really really Dancehall people would not buy it here. People would not want to listen to it so the very moment he adds African instrument to it, Xylophone and conga… does it still make it dancehall? It doesn’t make it dancehall,” explains the ‘Obgooni‘ act.
“So why don’t we just find a name just like Reggie (Rockstone) was doing hiphop but he was looking at it this way “okay so if I find a unique name for it that’s when it going to go far. And yes people travel from all over the world to find out what hiplife is rather than we claiming we are afro dancehall acts… so big up Wale its sometimes he wants to satisfy the people kpo kpa is not dancehall but when you talk about songs like “I was born in a shatta city” me I would say shatta is a great artiste he is a musician.”
Listen to interview below.
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