As the dust arising from the beef between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy is trying to settle, more beef; hate songs, and even utterances are emerging from various camps of Ghanaian musicians.
Most recently, what was supposed to be a creative rap bout, turned out to be ”lyrical” war between strongman and Medikal having every element of assault, insult and war drums; even went as low as personal relationships to the admiration of some musicians, music managers and even friends of our music industry.
Whilst we were pondering on what has hit our music industry, Patapaa jumped into the fray. However, before the entire above, sources from grapevine has it that Kelvinboy have some bones to pick with Wendy Shay on the issue of whether or not Wendy writes her songs herself. Now we hear from an impeccable source that Shatta is up against Kofi Kinata again.
Consequently, one artiste who have shown gross disgust to the present trend is KAY-MENA; Ghana’s finest Afro Hip-pop artiste whose single titled ”LOOKING FOR MY BABY” is presently making waves. Although new; but you can feel the strong vocal power in his song.
Speaking at the launching of his new studio in Kasoa, the Black Music Entertainment managed musician stated that some new crops of musicians are setting a dangerous precedent which; if not checked, will hunt us for a long time.
The Ghanaian new kid on the block asserted that Ghanaians are taking it lightly and as such are beclouded from seeing the dangerous effect these actions could generate into, and wondered how it all started.
My problem is that everybody had a strong conviction that such stuff was helping the music industry until the incident at the VGMA, where an artiste has to pull a pistol on his fellow artiste and sincerely speaking looking into the crystal ball, I see death coming from all these ”so called beef”, he asserted.
When reminded that creativity comes in various shades, He responded with a rythorical question ‘‘so when I wake up one day and start attacking Sarkodia, is that creativity? I call that cheap publicity. Whilst Nigerian musicians are busy taking their music far, supporting each other and winning awards, we are here busy fighting one another. ‘If they have run short of creativity, let them step aside for the next generation of musicians with fresh ideas” he added.
KAY-MENA ended up by appealing to the media not to hype some loose tongue and unhealthy statements in the name of promoting or selling their platforms.
To many music fans, it is believed that Shatta; after his baptism from Bandana to Shatta Wale, started the whole new controversial beef thing when he picked on Samini. It is indeed an erroneous believe.
Beef in the Ghana music industry can be traced back in the days of Lumba and Nana Acheampong, Lord Kenya and Obrafuor, Exdoe and Chicago.
However, in all their beef, none pulled a pistol against the other. Therefore, I support that the beef in Ghana must stop.