Ghanaian Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has shared his thoughts on ‘lyrical wars’ among Ghanaian artistes.
In a new interview with Politics and Power Magazine, he disclosed that he loves the ‘beef’ between artistes but does’t take “any side.”
“Oh well, to be honest, I love the beef. I don’t have any side. I love to get up in the morning and hear that Sarkodie is fighting with M.anifest. It’s just lovely. Because, knowing Sarkodie and knowing M.anifest, they won’t pick knives,” explained Anas.
“It is just the beauty of our country. When you wake up and you hear Wale and Stonebwoy, and Wale and Samini, it is beautiful. Because I know no matter what you say Wale is, he will never take a knife to stab Samini. Samini will definitely not say ‘I’m killing my brother Wale,’ neither will Stonebwoy do that. Let’s keep people talking.”
He also spoke about the musical concert held to support his #Number12 documentary – an expose about the behind the scenes dealings that negatively affect football in Ghana.
“That is why I was so happy when, in the wake of #Number12, there was a musical concert. Sometimes we should just pause and look at the other beautiful things about life, and remind ourselves that at the end of the day, you will die —so you don’t carry certain things to great ends —that ‘my aim is to kill.’ I’m saying that all of us who make the noise out there—at the end of the day, it’s the same food we eat, it’s the same people we are with. It’s just the disagreement in ideology—and if it comes to music, the disagreement is about who is a star and who is not.”
‘Beefs’ between artistes are usually about who is better or has a bigger following or clout compared to the other. The disagreements sometimes leads to harsh words been spoken in the media or recording of ‘diss’ songs.
“Let’s keep people saying whatever they want to say, but at the end of the day, we are brothers. We will all push the frontiers of our democracy. There are places that I can reach that Shatta Wale will never reach. There are places that Shatta Wale will reach I will spend 100 hundred years but will never reach. We all have our unique strengths. The most important thing is to create a synergy between these energies to push the frontiers together.” stated Anas.