Edward Nana Poku Osei, known in the music industry as Hammer has added his voice to the ongoing ‘war’ between Ghana’s Shatta Wale and Loyalists of Nigerian musician Wizkid.
The Ghanaian music producer of ‘Last 2’ fame believes that Shatta Wale did not say anything but rather he only expressed his view on a question that was asked and needed to be answered.
He is of the view that, journalists and bloggers who first reported the issue should rather be blamed for what is currently happening.
In a Facebook post, he shared his view on the issue. He wrote this on his wall,” So I just made time to peruse this controversy thoroughly from its inception and realized the starbwoy Wale said nothing in disrespect to the starbwoy wizzy to begin with. Whoever broke the story first is the one blame here.
Shatta said “Me I no dey see wizkid superstar oo”. Story quoted him as saying “wizkid is not a superstar”. Now, why wld u wanna do tht…
50cent probably doesn’t necessarily see lil Wayne as a super star cos he probably believes he’s his equal but from where I sit, I do think Wayne is a super star from my perspective. I guarantee u many of Nigerian celebrities don’t even see our Sark as a super star.
This isn’t even about supporting ur own. It’s just a classic case of not being star struck by someone’s art or hustle, and that’s no crime.
There u have it.. superstardom is not absolute.. it’s relative. “
There’s no problem here.. stop inciting a rivalry between us and Nigerians. I respect the Shatta movement and their hustle. Salute #SM4lyf”.
Hell broke loose between Shatta Wale and fans of Wizkid after he said,“I will not see Wizkid and be stunned, I rather want him to see me and be amazed because I don’t see anything extraordinary about him, even though he claims to the best African artiste…”.
The rest is history as fans from the camp of both musicians have said so many horrible things in the crossfire. The tension hasn’t died out yet but we do hope that calm will be restored soon.