A member of influential Ghanaian music group, VVIP, has cautioned controversial dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, to desist from defaming other people's reputation in his bid to stay relevant.
READ ALSO: Cecilia Marfo 'slaps' gospel musician during deliverance session
According to Prodigal, Shatta Wale’s incessant attacks on other musicians and brands in order to gain media publicity are totally unnecessary.
Speaking on Hitz FM in Accra, Prodigal advised Shatta Wale to resort to hard work in order to promote his music rather than attacking other musicians.
“We all come from different homes and we have different mind-sets. I don’t respect bringing people down. Or get a good name by destroying the reputation of other people. There is no way on earth that you [Shatta Wale] will ask VVIP what we showed Nigerians. It’s very disrespectful. It’s like asking Dr Nkrumah what he did for Ghana,” Prodigal said.
The musician who was clearly not happy about Wale’s recent outburst disclosed that he is particularly not excited when other musicians appear on radio and create bad image for others.
He also maintained that banning Nigerian music on Ghana’s airwaves not a solution to the entertainment industry but rather policies that will make Ghanaian artistes competitive.
“I don’t believe in destroying Nigerian music. They have a policy there. They play 95 per cent Nigerian music and 5 per cent foreign. To get there, we have to do the business. That’s what we have to learn. Let’s have a month to play Ghanaian music; we will realize we don’t even have content,” he said.
Prodigal in his interview stressed that Ghanaian musicians must develop an innovative approach to also invade the Nigerian market with their songs.
The dancehall King, Shatta Wale has recently staged a one-man crusade against the influx of Nigerian music on the Ghanaian market.
YEN.com.gh is building a platform where Ghanaians can share local news and own experiences with each other. Witnessing an incident? Want to tell about a local problem? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome. Message us on Facebook now