Having been associated with many controversies Shatta Wale is arguably the most controversial entertainment personality currently in Ghanaian showbiz.
The ‘Dancehall King’ is always in the bad books of many, from descending heavily on his ‘enemies’ in Facebook live videos to dissing them in Tweets or even showing his manhood in public.
There is always something to cause a stir, but according to him all these are aimed at making money.
According to him, the crazy sides of him people see and hate is just for show business but inwardly, he is a very calm and soft individual. Speaking in an interview with Naa Ashorkor on Showbiz A-Z on Saturday, he revealed that the things he says or does are only part of his work.
“Any time I come on the radio or any time I’m live on Facebook doing something [or] talking about a particular topic, I say it in a way or manner that people will get the ‘Shatta spirit’, that is what people know about me… the reason why I say ‘Shatta spirit’ is that is how I get serious with my work,” the ‘Freedom’ hitmaker explained.
Shatta Wale equated his approach to showbiz to digging gold, saying, “when you come there, [and I am in] my wellington boot and working gear and the way you see mud on me… I don’t think you’ll say I am dirty…this is an industry whereby when I speak my mind, they say I don’t respect, they say I’m bush, they say I am dirty…what I’m doing is fetching me some good cash.”
When asked about his continual attacks on the media, Shatta Wale was quick to respond that “I like acting” and that, his attacks on the media are just for fun and not personal.”
“…All what I’m doing on radio, on TV, and everywhere, it’s my work. It won’t stop if they want it to stop…” he stressed.
Shatta Wale is set to release his third studio album, ‘Reign’.
The 17-track album will be released on October 13. The only featured act, according to him, is Nigeria artiste, Olamide.
“Reign is an album that I feel will let people know my two different worlds. It shows the other side[s] of me,” he explained.
As much as Shatta Wale gets on the nerves of many, he has very loyal fans that are always in his corner no matter what.
By: Susan Amoako Agyemang