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Shatta Wale Admits Nigerian Musicians Outshine Their Ghanaian Counterparts

Ghanaian Star Congratulates Asake On O2 Arena Success

In recent comments that have stirred the African music scene, Ghanaian dancehall sensation, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., popularly known as Shatta Wale, has openly acknowledged the dominance of Nigerian musicians on the global stage. He remarked that the achievements of Nigerian artists have overshadowed those of their Ghanaian peers, drawing a vivid comparison between the two. According to Shatta Wale, while the Ghanaian music industry can be likened to a “feeding bottle,” the Nigerian music scene stands tall, resembling a “Hennessy bottle.”Shatta Wale Admits Nigerian Musicians Outshine Their Ghanaian Counterparts, Yours Truly, News, April 25, 2024

Shatta Wale’s comments came in the wake of the recent success of rising Nigerian star, Asake, who managed to sell out the prestigious 20,000-capacity O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. Taking to his Twitter handle, Shatta Wale congratulated Asake, stating, “Nigerians artistes are making Ghana music look like feeding bottle compared to Hennessy bottle. Congrats to Asake meeenn! You guys deh run tooo fast.”

He further added a note to his fellow Ghanaians, hinting at the need for introspection and unity within the Ghanaian music community. “Some Ghana man say, ‘how do they do it?’ Me: when you stop judging people here like you are angels…I think we can get the formula. Naija is winning big time, my people,” he tweeted.

Shatta Wale Admits Nigerian Musicians Outshine Their Ghanaian Counterparts, Yours Truly, News, April 25, 2024

Shatta Wale Admits Nigerian Musicians Outshine Their Ghanaian Counterparts, Yours Truly, News, April 25, 2024

Shatta Wale Admits Nigerian Musicians Outshine Their Ghanaian Counterparts, Yours Truly, News, April 25, 2024

The sentiment expressed by Shatta Wale is reflective of the broader trend in the African music industry. Nigerian musicians have been making significant inroads into international markets, collaborating with global artists, and headlining major events worldwide. The success of Nigerian artists is not just limited to the continent but has also been recognized on global platforms, further solidifying the country’s position as a powerhouse in the world of music.

While Shatta Wale’s comments have been met with mixed reactions, with some applauding his candidness and others critiquing his stance, it’s undeniable that the Nigerian music industry’s achievements are noteworthy. As the African music scene continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how artists from different countries collaborate and elevate the continent’s musical heritage on the global stage.

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