Self-acclaim Ghanaian dancehall king, Charles Nii Armah, better known as Shatta Wale has justified his numerous feud with Nigerian musicians.
Creating opportunities for other artistes to be recognized in the Nigerian music market is what he said motivated his verbal banter with Nigerian musicians like Wizkid, Burna Boy and others.
Explaining his reason to Andy Dosty in an interview on the Accra-based HitZ FM’s Daybreak Hitz on Thursday, July 14 monitored by this portal, he admitted that the Nigerian music market has considerably grown into a bigger market, hence his agitation.
“I have done things that even if I can’t go to Nigeria I want to see the Black Sheriffs, the Medikals entering there now. This is because we now see Nigeria as our America. So we must get the Nigerians’ attention that is why I have sacrificed my life for the industry.
“I have created the space for many. And nobody can come and tell me otherwise. Even when I am beefing with Nigerians, I am doing it because of the next generation. Now everybody is getting the opportunity. Everybody is going to Nigeria because that awareness is there,” he clarified.
Shatta Wale has fought major Nigerian artists. According to him, Nigerians have failed to reciprocate Ghanaians' love and attention in terms of the acceptance of their songs.
He urged Ghana's music industry to recognize his efforts and stop portraying him as the worst creature in the industry.
“I have done a lot for this industry that people should appreciate and stop critiquing me because I have built a certain platform for the next generation and the one to come after them.
“It is not that I don’t know what I am doing but sometimes it hurts that we don’t recognize that side of Shatta Wale but we want to spread the bad side of him to the world,” he said.
Watch his justifications below: