Ghanaian music sensation, Shatta Wale, has disclosed the reason for his constant fight with Nigerian musicians despite being friends with them.
The veteran Dancehall musician revealed that his relentless beef with artistes from Nigeria is to develop his country’s music and pave the way for the fresh and emerging talents in Ghana.
Speaking in a recent interview on Daybreak Hitz, Shatta Wale said that he has a good relationship with Burna Boy, Dammy Krane, and many other artistes from Nigeria apart from Wizkid.
“Davido is my guy, Burna Boy is my guy, Dami Krane…it’s only Wizkid that I haven’t had that rapport with. All the boys that are making waves in Nigeria are my boys, but the little mistake you do around me and I tell you and you don’t listen I will shift myself,” Shatta Wale disclosed.
“I know how to make money myself too, I’m not the type you won’t take seriously. I won’t come back again,” he added.
Shatta Wale, who recently got into a scuffle with Burna Boy, stated that such beef with Nigerian superstars is for the betterment of Ghana’s music industry, and to create easy access for Ghana’s next-generation artistes to penetrate Nigeria, which they see as America.
“I have done a lot for this industry that people should appreciate and stop critiquing me because I have built a certain platform for the next generation and the one to come after them.
“It is not that I don’t know what I am doing, but sometimes it hurts that we don’t recognize that side of Shatta Wale, but we want to spread the bad side of him to the world,” he said.
Shatta Wale continued, “I have created space for many. And nobody can come and tell me otherwise. Even when I am beefing with Nigerians, I am doing it because of the next generation. Now everybody is getting the opportunity. Everybody is going to Nigeria because that awareness is there.
“I have done things that even if I can’t go to Nigeria, I want to see the Black Sheriffs, the Medikals entering there now. This is because we now see Nigeria as our America. So we must get the Nigerians’ attention. That is why I have sacrificed my life for the industry,” he said on Thursday.