Aftermath of Big Eruption Concert: Shatta Wale threatens to sue Graphic Showbiz

Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale

Reigning Dancehall King “Inna de whole” Ghana, Shatta Wale and his Shatta Movement crew, are very furious after reports that African Dancehall King Samini outshined him on stage at the just ended “Guinness Big Eruption Concert” which took place at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, November 23 2013.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on Neat 100.9 FM’s sensational talk show “Me Man Enti”, hosted by Adakabre Frimpong Manso, the “Enter the net” hit maker vented his anger on the leading entertainment newspaper in Ghana, “Graphic Showbiz”, warning them not to publish anything about him again, and even went ahead to threaten court action, if the well-respected newspaper decides to go against his warning.

“Like what Graphic Showbiz has written, I can say in my life that I don’t want any publication from Graphic Showbiz again in my life, because when I find it I can sue them. I don’t need them to hype me; I don’t need them to say anything about me. They are a nonentity”, he fumed.

Shatta Wale, formerly known as Bandana’s reaction came after two different reports on the event (One from Graphic Showbiz and one from Daily Graphic) were published on Monday November 25, stating categorically that “Rising music sensation, Shatta Wale, left many of his fans livid after he failed to live up to the challenge of the durable Samini at the Guinness Eruption Concert Saturday night, at the Accra Sports Stadium” (Quoted from a Daily Graphic report by Isaac Yeboah).

Another report was published on the front page of Monday’s edition of Graphic Showbiz filed by Francis Doku, with the headline “Samini Floors Shatta Wale”.

Shatta Wale was also not enthused by the fact that he is always being compared to Samini, saying that was a factor in his usage of unprintable words against his compatriot. He blamed the media for creating the unnecessary rivalry between him and Samini.

“I will only do that when people stop comparing me and Samini in this industry because what I am doing is different from what he is doing. So that is why people have to talk to him and his people and others in the media…they should cease comparing the two of us”, he stated when a panel member on the show, told him to curb the use of swear words.

He emphasised that so long as he is being compared to Samini, he will always come hard on him (Samini) to make his fans happy.

“When they rate me and him like that, I will always make sure that his fans feel bad…my fans become unhappy anytime they hear him or his fans saying things about me which I can’t stand”.

Asked if he thinks he was able to use the platform offered him last Saturday to enhance his career, Shatta replied; “Well I used it the best way I could use it”, adding that an official of Guinness, sponsors of the show, spoke to his management and that of Samini not to perform any of their “Diss” songs on stage, so he tried as much as he could to put up a “clean show”.

“The man of the moment” said he only made certain statements on stage because he needed to clear some things that had been said about him. “It was just about the comparison and other things people were saying about me, I had to clear it on stage”.

Reacting to reports that his family is not too happy about some of his utterances and his attitude in general, Shatta Wale quizzed; “Do you know my father was at the show? My father actually provided me security and a convoy. My father gave me his brand new Jaguar to drive to the Guinness show”.

Shatta also disclosed that his father commended him after his performance and gave him an amount of $3,000 to go shopping for a good job done. He denied allegations that he was sacked from home because he is a troublesome youngman, and stating that his family is aware that he is an outspoken individual and they are content with it.

Before last Saturday’s concert, most people thought the unhealthy rivalry between Shatta Wale and Samini was going to come to an end, but it appears the game has only just began as is reliably informed that a major Accra based Radio Station is planning another Samini and Shatta Wale showdown event, this Christmas.


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