Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale is known to be a controversial musician who has an issue with almost every celebrity in Ghana and in neighbouring countries. Here are few ongoing celebrity ‘beefs’ which include Shatta Wale.
The Stonebwoy-Shatta Wale has been going on for many years now with both musicians recording diss songs to each other and attacking each other’s personality on social media.
Some of the diss songs directed to Stonebwoy by Shatta Wale includes No Mercy for the Cripple, Alakpator which describes the former as a liar.
It is believed that ‘Dirty Enemies’ by Stonebwoy is a diss song directed to Shatta Wale. In a song, he sings “see them, they kill our youth, dissing the mothers and mocking them prophets”. A line that looks like an attack on Shatta Wale who has clearly stated he is at war with some fake prophets in Ghana for predicting his death.
The beef between these two musicians started when Shatta Wale accused Sarkodie of not showing up at their ‘Dancehall Commando’ music video but was busily shooting video with Nigerian musicians.
He also described Sarkodie as poor and also went on social media to jab him. Sarkodie, therefore, decided to shut him down by recording a diss song titled My Advise which went viral across Ghana and beyond.
This can be considered as one of the longest running ‘beefs’ in Ghana because it never seems to end. The two continue to jab each other on social media. This beef started after Shatta Wale blamed Samini for being the reason he couldn’t survive as Bandana but Samini felt Shatta was using him to revive his dead career.
Shatta surprised Samini on stage during the 2016 Saminifest and they performed songs together to the crowd but it is surprising that didn’t end the ongoing beef.
Some of the diss songs include Gbee Nabu, King Kong, Scatta Badmind, Satan Company, Batman among others.
This beef started after Shatta disclosed that he doesn’t see Nigerian musician as a star and that he wouldn’t be stunned when he sees him.
This caused a serious rant on social media by Nigerians and even ended up as a Ghana VS Nigeria beef. Shatta even recorded a diss song to Wizkid titled Disaster.
Wizkid, however, remained silent and allowed Shatta continue with his ranting on social media. Shatta tweeted “But naija, wassup me abi different guy don’t let me spark. Your Wizkid sef knows what am talking about.. so shut fuck up”.
This also started after the ‘Adodam’ hitmaker jabbed Shatta Wale on twitter for being a hypocrite. He tweeted “Shatta always talking about unity but still dissing your colleagues, masa be straight!!!.
This got Shatta furious as he also jabbed Kwaw Kese in some videos on social media and described him as poor. This resulted in two diss tracks form Kwaw Kese to Shatta dubbed Chance and Porkum.
Shatta Wale and Yaa Pono developed a bad relationship after Yaa Pono was prevented from performing at a Capecoast concert on February 18th 2017. Yaa Pono dared Shatta Wale to say “Fi” in a post and he replied to the dare.
This led to a diss song from Shatta Wale titled Say Fi and also that of Yaa Pono’s Noko and famous Gbee Nabu diss song.
Mark Okraku Mantey
Shatta Wale’s beef with Mark started when he revealed in an interview that Shatta Wale is not a Dancehall artiste and this got Shatta Wale insulting him in a live video.
Mark is a pioneer in the Ghana Music Industry and the CEO of Slip Music, a record label that had on board heavy-weight musicians such as Tic Tac, Lord Kenya and many others.
This beef started after Shatta Wale revealed in an interview that Tic Tac and other veteran musicians are not smart because they were not making a business out of music.
A year later Tic Tac also disclosed that Shatta did not deserve the gift from the President of Ghana when he visited him at the Jubilee house because he is disrespectful.
Shatta Wale later released a diss track for Tic Tac dubbed “Shame on you”.
After Shatta Wale received no awards at the 2013 Ghana Music Awards, he also dissed female dancehall artiste, Kaakie after he lost the Reggae Dancehall Song of the year to her.
He later apologised to her in a tweet saying “I apologise if my diss to Kaakie has worried some women across the nation. I did it for a reason” and Kaakie replied, ” Grow up”.
There was also a song where Shatta Wale apologised to Kaakie titled Letter to Kaakie.
This beef happened in 2016 when Criss Waddle accused Shatta Wale of stealing his song named Biegya and ended up in a serious exchange of words and a diss to Criss Waddle titled “Don’t try”.