I’m not worried about BET Awards – Shatta Wale

Some fans of dancehall colossus, Shatta Wale are unhappy because he was not nominated in 2017’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

For the past few years, Shatta Wale has churned out numerous hit songs and has attracted a cult following that translates into the patronage of his craft, but he has not made it to the BET Awards yet.

While some have blamed this on sheer hate on the artiste by industry gurus, who may be voters or selection committee members of the awards, others have attributed it to Shatta Wale’s neglect for quality production and international ‘connections.’

But the self- acclaimed dancehall king is unfazed by these talks. A day after news broke that Stonebwoy had been nominated in the Best International Act Africa category in the 2017 BET Awards, he took to Facebook to react to the debate.

“My B.E.C.E. certificate sef ano know where e dey. Then we deh come worry about BET. Money dey call me for my brain….” He posted.

In a similar post he wrote: “I dont want any fan of mine to feel bad about any BET…My skin is too strong now for such Nkwasias3m from this educated fools in our industry..”

Shatta Wale, currently has banging songs like ‘Hosanna,’ ‘Ayoo,’ and ‘Taking Over.’

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

Stonebwoy has been nominated in the Best International Act Africa category together with other acts from the continent including Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, Tekno, Davido (Nigeria), as well as AKA, Nasty C, and Babes Wodumo (South Africa).

By: Kwame Dadzie/

One comment

    A music monster has been created by hands whose chief concern was their bellies. Little did it ever occur to these Ghana music industry movers that a day will come when milking-dry and manipulating artist will be made so difficult by a single man, Shatta Wale.
    This still remains the only revolution that took the industry by surprise.

    The industry in the past had ruled and controlled by some few players ( eg Okreku Mantey), who will cheat artist and manipulate them to their advantage. The artist will end up poor with his career and talent killed. Shatta Wale was a victim of this circumstance, so as a smart artist he went underground and equiped himself with the right arsenals to enable him stand on his own to fight this menace. He return back in 2013 after ten years with hits after hit, created a strong fan base world wide and has exposed all these industry players and their fishy deals.

    Now these industry players tend to use Stonebwoy as a tool to undo shatta wale. They have made sure any award scheme that they had influence on did not go to favour wale. Also having the media on their side they will skew every news item concerning Shatta Wale to give him negative publicity, but upon all these Wale stands Tall. He give us the finest of songs from pure dancehall, afro beat, Asorkpo, hip life and other hybrides of his genres.

    To undo Shatta Wale is like trying to change the direction of sunrise and fall. With a highly diversified repertoire of over thousands songs, and a music production machinery with an average production capacity of one song every three days, indeed Shatta Wale is a dancehall king of Africa and the revolutionist.

    By: Warren Nunoo
    (The Gangsta With a Pen)

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