Ghanaian musician Shatta Wale has launched a verbal attack on Stonebwoy in a trending video.
Stonebwoy joined Berla Mundi in a live Twitter spaces discussion on August 24 to talk about the state of the Ghana music industry in light of the successful O2 arena concert by Nigerian artiste Asake.
When asked about the demands placed on Ghanaian artists to reach the same success as their Nigerian counterparts, Stonebwoy remarked that such pressures would not solve anything until the proper structures were put in place. He remarked that more knowledge about the industry is required to ensure that it expands to the required height.
Shatta Wale disagreed, claiming that Stonebwoy felt pressured to look like them, so he dressed like Burna Boy and went out of his way to draw attention. In the video, Shatta did not hold back.
“Stonebwoy was asked if he was facing pressure, and he said no pressure, but awareness. You dress and do your Instagram photos like Burna Boy. Hasn’t anyone told you? You are facing pressure, which is why you want to go on stage later, you want to be on stage at the same time as Wizkid? Look at what you did at AfroNation Detroit. You were given time to come on stage, you wanted to go at the time you wanted.
“You allow yourself to be paid $10,000 while Burna Boy gets paid $300,000. Did you expect to be treated like an important person? You are just a curtain raiser!! You will never get the same platform as Wizkid, Davido, or Burna Boy!” he fumed.
This is not the first time Shatta Wale has been vocal about his opinions on his colleagues in the Ghana music industry. He was heavily critisized for his comments when he congratulated Asake for his O2 Arena show and lambasted Ghanaian artistes for not being able to achieve such heights.