- Radio Presenter, OB Nartey, has denounced Bessa Simons for his comments about Dancehall/Reggae in Ghana
- During a recent interview, Bessa stated that the likes of Shatta Wale, Samini, and Stonebwoy are not original
- Nartey questioned the essence of making a comment like that instead of striving for unity in the music industry
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Radio Presenter, OB Amoah, has criticised highlife legend, Bessa Simons for saying that Shatta Wale, Samini, and Stonebwoy are not original dancehall artistes.
During the discussion section on Entertainment Review on Peace 104.3 FM, OB Amoah questioned the essence of making a statement like that.
A few days ago, Simons, who is the acting President of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) stated on Asempa FM that there are no original reggae and dancehall artistes in Ghana.
"I think this is the time someone aspiring to be MUSIGA president should be looking at comments, issues that would help MUSIGA. At this time, when the association has issues around it. And for someone aspiring to lead the association, this is the time to bring everyone together," said Nartey.
"Let's talk about issues that would upgrade the association. What sense is in the stuff that he said?"
Skip to 2 minutes 11 seconds to watch Nartey's comment by Bessa Simons
In other news, Shatta Wale's claim to be the King of African Dancehall has received a boost from Television Jamaican.
In a report about the "Reggae Vaccine' compilation featuring Bounty Killer debuting at number two on the U.S Reggae Itunes chart, mention was made of collaborators including Wale.
"Along with African Dancehall superstar, Shatta Wale on the 'Dream' remix," stated a voiceover of the report.
Wale was recently in the news after he was blasted for being one of the most confused, inconsistent, and flippant artistes by Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, an entertainment analyst. He made this observation while speaking as a panelist on the United Showbiz programme on UTV.
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