Veteran producer of Ghanaian descent, Edward Nana Poku Osei, best known as Da’ Hammer, CEO of The Last Two Music Group has added his voice to support dancehall act Shatta Wale’s recent comments on Nigerian act Wizkid not being a superstar.
Da Hammer, known for nurturing the music careers of budding acts including superstars with significant riddims, rappers as Obrafour, Kwaw Kesse, Edem, and Sarkodie and young witty rapper, Teephlow being the latest number to be added to the family.
Shatta Wale in a recent radio interview on Accra-based Kasapa FM, said that he would never be starstruck by Wizkid as he too holds his own:
“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”, Shatta Wale had said in the radio interview, in which he also stressed that he does exactly consider Wizkid a superstar.
This comment which obviously didn’t go down well with both Nigerians and some Wizkid-Ghanaian-lovers took to micro blogging site Twitter to start a mini fued between the two West African countries on the matter.
Meanwhile, Da’Hammer believes the feud is as a result of bad journalist reporting what wasn’t said. Hammer, believes it’s fair if Shatta Wale doesn’t consider Wizkid as a superstar considering the fact that he (Shatta Wale) is also a star in his own field. Read Da’ Hammer’s take, posted on Facebook below:
So I just made time to peruse this controversy thoroughly from its inception and realized the starbwoy Wale said nothing in disrespect to the starbwoy wizzy to begin with. Whoever broke the story first is the one blame here.
Shatta said “Me I no dey see wizkid superstar oo”. Story quoted him as saying “wizkid is not a super star”. Now why wld u wanna do tht…
50cent probably doesn’t necessarily see lil Wayne as a super star cos he probably believes he’s his equal but from where I sit, I do think Wayne is a super star from my perspective. I guarantee u many of Nigerian celebrities don’t even see our Sark as a super star.
This isn’t even about supporting ur own. It’s just a classic case of by someone’s art or hustle, and that’s no crime.
There u have it.. superstardom is not absolute. it’s relative.
There’s no problem here.. stop inciting a rivalry between us and Nigerians. I respect the Shatta movement and their hustle. Salute #SM4lyf