by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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Not one to shy away from a perceived attack, Shatta Wale real name Charles Nii Armah Mensah has rammed into Ghanaian music producer-Mark Okraku Mantey in a recent Facebook Live broadcast titled ‘Real Talk’.
You see, Okraku had in a Starr chat interview with Bola Ray rendered that Shatta Wale’s brand of music was not dancehall further submitting on the show that he considers Jupita as a true dancehall artiste in the country.
“Surprisingly, Shatta Wale calls himself a Dancehall king but scan through his songs for the past two years, the young man is not doing Dancehall.
“So it becomes difficult to mention who the best Dancehall act is. I think I like Jupitar. I hear he is in the UK now.
“Stonebwoy is not even doing hardcore Dancehall. He is doing Reggae. For me, it’s Jupitar. He has been consistent since day one,” the man who managed Daasebre Gyamenah, Lord Kenya and others noted.
It is in response to the above claim as well as others that Wale asserted the Slip Music boss lacked the authority to determine who was a dancehall artiste as he was essentially a highlife and hiplife producer.
The ‘Kakai’ singjay also sent a caution to Okraku to omit his name from his future ‘thrash talk’.
According to Wale, Ghana’s music industry is riddled with hypocrites and pretentious characters like Okraku Mantey who stifle growth and knock heads.
He also claimed Lord Kenya became a preacher man thanks to the frustration his manager, Okraku Mantey subjected him to.
“You people should not think Lord Kenya is a pastor, he gave his life to God because he regrets the frustrations so-called industry players made him go through. They did not show him the right way so the best person he could go to was God.”
“In the industry, there is a lot of envy and that is why Daddy Lumba cannot feature Kojo Antwi. Go and check the archives and see whether something like that has ever happened? It cannot happen because of the sick music industry,” the loud mouth noted.
In response, Mr. Mantey shot back submitting “I don’t have his time. I’m not saying anything about it. You guys (media) drag issues. If he wants to be a star, I won’t allow him to use me to achieve his stardom.”