Top notch reggae musician and radio presenter Abubakar Ahmed – popularly known as Blakk Rasta, in recent interview, has expressed his displeasure with Shatta Wale.
Following the typical Ghanaian traditions, respect is always accorded to pacesetters especially in the case where the individual who took the lead happens to be an elderly of the other individual, the acknowledgement is expected to be more. Meanwhile, it’s easier for an individual who has struggled all by himself to succeed in an endeavor to snub one who could have assisted him but denied him help. A payback. These two elements comes to play in the Blakk Rasta – Shatta Wale banter.
The ‘Barrack Obama’ hit maker, a contemporary of the early 60s and 70s who believes that music is solely based on an individual’s capability to put out a record all by himself without employing a second party just as done in the ascient times was denied a feature from Shatta Wale at the time he needed it most. To his amazement, there was more to it why Shatta Wale refused him a feature.
Throwing more light on his banter with Shatta Wale, he disclosed to DJ Advicer last thursday on Happy Fm that his management asked him to feature Stonebwoy on a record he was to put out ‘Malam Tonga’ but he thought it wise to feature Shatta Wale instead, after having Stonebwoy feature for him on other three songs.
Knowing well he was not in good terms with Shatta Wale, he reached out to his manager, Bulldog who happens to be a close friend. He was assured by Bullet that the song is a typical Shatta Wale kind and will definitely jump on. Weeks passed by and he was not hearing from Bulldog meanwhile he was not answering his calls. He then released the song since he had no other option.
According to Blakk Rasta, he couldn’t figure out what the issue could have be until he heard Shatta Wale grant an interview where he ascertained that he will only feature for Blakk Rasta if he should come out publicly to apologise to him.
A language which did not sound quite well to him until Shatta Wale further explained that he Blakk Rasta discouraged and looked down on him while coming up.
Feeling insulted by the statement, he related it to their achievements saying,
“Me I will never ever apologise to him. He has met Beyoncé that’s fine but I have also met Obama. Among the two who is the biggest judge. At the end, it’s Ghana music we are all selling”.
Barack Husseine Obama is the 44th President of the United States Of America with over 121M
following on twitter whilst Beyoncé is a multi-platinum, Grammy award winning recording artiste with over following 15.6M following on twitter
— BEYONCÉ (@Beyonce) January 17, 2020
John believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage and a longing to do what’s right. We are so lucky to have had him show us the way. I offered some thoughts today on his life and how, like him, we can give it all we have. https://t.co/7UHT86OzEj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 30, 2020
Let limit the comparison to twitter only. Does Blakk Rasta have a case?