Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., known in showbiz as Shatta Wale, has said fellow musicians Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Samini are hypocrites who are deceiving Ghanaians.
“Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini, call them, like all the A-list artistes, these are people who are misleading Ghanaians with Ghana music,” he said in an interview on Accra-based Joy FM on Friday, 26 October 2018.
To him, their deception is evident in “the kind of message they send across, their tweets, the way they relate to their fans [and] the kind of picture they want people to see”.
He pointed out that: “Sarkodie is trying to tell people right now that when you are an artiste and you have a car, you can’t even take a picture with it, and the first day Sarkodie will do that in Ghana will be his greatest mistake because you are a rapper but you like to behave like you are a surgical doctor… too hypocritical”.
Shatta Wale, who recently launched his Reign album, revealed that: “Sarkodie plays shows in Europe, the U.S. and others and takes $3000, $4000 but when he comes to Ghana and someone goes like: ‘Sark please we have $3000, come and play’, he wants to ask for more and that is the mess”.
He continued: “When Sarkodie meets a Nigerian musician, it is a different treatment for that Nigerian musician. He has done so many songs with me. How many videos has he shot with me? None! He feels it is not important”.