The fourth edition of the annual friendly battle between Ghana and Nigeria over music supremacy takes place at the Accra International Conference Centre on May 24 but it is not certain which musician would lead the Ghanaian team, barely ten days to the event.
While it is clear that Nigerian super act Davido would be leading his country’s team, Ghana is yet to settle on whether its team of musicians for the night should be led by Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Castro or Guru with Lil Win combined.
Hitherto, Shatta Wale was not part of the Ghanaian group of musicians but NEWS-ONE picked reports that he was to sign a deal with the event organizer, Empire Entertainment, just around press time Wednesday.
“The new development is as a result of high demand from Shatta Wale’s fans to partake in the event,” a source from Empire said.
With Shatta in the race now, it is unclear whether he will step aside for Sarkodie, Castro or Guru to lead.
Meanwhile, Accra is already buzzing with excitement ahead of the show and tickets are selling fast.
Shatta Wale was recently adjudged the overall best Artiste of the Year and his hit track, ‘Dancehall King’ won both Most Popular Song of the Year and Dancehall Song of the Year at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
Guru is not a new kid to Ghana’s rap game. He has over the years churned out hit songs, from Obrafuor’s controversial single ‘Kasiebo’, and one of Ghana’s current trending songs ‘Bonsam Ani’ featuring young talented up and coming act Cartoon and ‘Boys Abre’, in which he featured the hilarious Lil Wyn.
Castro is another talent and famous Ghanaian artiste who has proven to be a musician for all seasons.
He has been through the many ‘phases’ of contemporary Ghanaian music; experimenting with almost every sub genre that was once in vogue. His striking partnership with Asamoah Gyan on ‘African Girls’ is still one of the most talked about piece. Again with Asamoah and Kofi Kinaata on ‘Odo Pa’, he has shown that he is a bundle of talent. His current effort with Sarkodie on ‘Adonai’ is currently a club banger.
Sarkodie, in 2012, won the BET Award for Best International Act, Africa. In 2010, he received many awards and nominations ranging from Artist of the Year to Album of the Year.
His album, ‘Rapperholic’, was the recipient of three Ghana Music Awards from 12 nominations.