Love him or hate him, Shatta Wale is definitely a force to reckon with when it comes to dancehall music in Ghana and the world at large. Shatta Wale 'Gringo' latest song is something that proves this point beyond any reasonable doubt. Since its release, this song has been the talk of town and if the buzz in the industry is to anything to go by, you will have to agree with me that this song is not going anywhere soon. Unlike in his previous songs, Shatta Wale has taken a different approach with this song both lyrically and with its video. Below are some of the 5 amazing things you need to know about Shatta Wale – Gringo song.
Gringo- Shatta Wale’s song is the talk of town now. In this song, Shatta Wale a renowned dancehall musician takes his audience on a journey to self discovery which he ultimately emerges the top artist he is. This song brings a fresh breath to the Ghana’s entertainment industry. To help you appreciate this song more here are the things you need to know about the song.
1. Shatta Wale – Gringo song is all about Wale’s musical journey
Gringo is a loosely Mexican name translated to foreigner. In the Shatta Wale Gringo song, the musician depicts his musical journey of over a decade and how he finally has been able to conquer and make a name for himself. For the longest time, Shatta Wale was an underdog when it came to the music industry, however his industrious nature and persistence finally paid off as is one of the top and well-paid dancehall musician in Ghana. All this is depicted in the short musical video of the song.
2. Gringo has great cinematography
One thing Shatta Wale never jokes with is his quality of musical video. With all the buzz about Gringo by Shatta Wale, the one thing that everybody seems to agree on is the quality of the musical video. According to most critics, Shatta Wale Gringo video would pass any day as a great movie trailer.
3. Shatta Wale’s song only lasts 1 minute 44 seconds!
Yes! Believe me you! With all of Shatta Wale’s musical prowess his song lasts as long as 1 minute 44 seconds! While we cannot take anything out of the song, to a great extent this seems to be a big let down from the dancehall king.
4. Shatta Wale Gringo was shot in the USA
One of the things you will find interesting about the Gringo so is its setting. Most country music lovers will find this song interesting because it is shot in an environment familiar to them. For those who have been wondering what part of Ghana the song setting is, I would hate to disappoint that this environment is not anywhere close to home! Shatta decided to take things international by choosing the setting of his new song to be in USA Texas state, Blanco province at the Buggy Barn Museum!
5. Gringo Ghatta Wale’s song features 23 international acclaimed actors
This is one of the interesting facts that has fueled the notion that this musical video is more of a movie trailer than it is a musical video. In the short musical video, Shatta plays the lead role of El Shatta who comes to a new town only to be caught in a gunfight which he wins. Other notable actors in the video include Bulldog the head of A and R at Zylofon Media and Christopher Winbush an U.S actor.
There you have it our 5 interesting facts about Shatta Wale’s Gringo song. The next time you are enjoying Gringo Shatta Wale lyrics and musical video, we hope you get to appreciate the musical journey this musician has made in the effort to give you nothing but quality!