Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, aka Shatta Wale has disclosed that he will never be intimidated by the presence of Nigerian Afrobeat artiste, Wizkid.
According to Shatta Wale, most of his colleagues behave weird and awkward around Wizkid but he [Shatta Wale] will never consider him as a superstar.
Speaking on Accra-based Kasapa FM, the dancehall King insisted that he only sees Wizkid as an ordinary artiste contrary to many of his colleagues.
“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”, he said.
The SM boss in his interview maintained that he is not bragging about his wealth or competing with anyone but it’s high time Ghanaian artistes respect themselves and stop rating Nigerian artistes into the sky.
Wizkid was declared the Best African Male Artiste at the just ended 2017 All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) held in Lagos on Sunday defeating his arch-rival Davido.
However, Shatta Wale says he is motivating his Ghanaian brothers and fans to believe that they can also achieve same status as the foreign artistes have through hard work and perseverance.
The controversial dancehall artiste said even though most of his colleagues see him as a braggart, he is the only ‘smart’ African artiste making huge money out of his music career.