Multiple Ghanaian award-winning dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known in the showbiz circles as Shatta Wale has disclosed that he ‘hardly’ considers fellow Nigerian Afrobeat artiste, Wizkid, a superstar.
According to him, most of his colleague-musicians behave weird and awkward around Wizkid hence rating him as the best and richest African artiste, but he (Shatta Wale) see’s him as an ordinary person when they meet on the same platform.
“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 on Kasapa FM.
The ‘Ayoo’ singer further added 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.
Ironically, 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.
Notwithstanding, Shatta Wale says he is motivating his colleague artistes and fans to believe that they can also achieve that same status the foreign artistes have through hard work and perseverance.
Shatta Wale said even though most of his colleagues see him as a braggart, he is the only ‘smart’ African artiste making enormous money out of his music career.