- Like Jesus, Shatta Wale breathe life into the dead Ghanaian music industry
- This claim was made by Sam George, who is the NDC MP for Ningo Prampram
- He strongly believes that Wale changed the music industry when he returned after going on a break
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Ghanaian artiste, Shatta Wale breathed life into Ghana's music industry with his re-emergence, says Sam George of the National Democratic Party (NDC.)
Previously known as Bandana, the former 'disappeared' off the music scene after his hit song 'Moko Ho' only to return with a new name: Shatta Wale.
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram is of the opinion that the 'second coming' of the artiste professionally known as Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr positively altered the music industry in Ghana.
“What Shatta has also done for the Ghanaian music industry is that he has created a certain movement. Shatta is a trailblazer,” said George to Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr Chat on Starr FM.
"Shatta resurrected the Ghanaian music (industry.]
Meanwhile, Ghanaian singer, KiDi has defended labelmate, Kuami Eugene following claims that he is fond of stealing songs by other people. The likes of Mr. Drew and other artistes have accused Eugene of using lyrics by other people without their permission.
In a new interview, KiDi defended the Open Gate act adding that sampling is an important part of the music industry. "Sampling is a great part of music. Listen to the biggest songs from the world. They were all sampled. Beyonce, Michael Jackson but over here when you sample a song, it's like 'eh, you are not talented,'" stated the 'Enjoyment' hitmaker on TV3.
"Kanye West, his whole album is sampled. Like every song is sampledhyu. Drake. It's an integral part of music. It makes music live on but over here, it's like 'eh.' Sampling is a very important part of music."
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Source: Yen Newspaper