Shatta Wale Is A Trail Blazer - Sam George
MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, claims that Shatta Wale created that movement that brought Ghanaian music back to life
Sam George has described Shatta Wale as the man who revitalised the Ghanaian music industry.
The Ningo-Prampram MP emphatically stated that the musician is the "Faiza" in the Ghanaian music industry.
According to him, Shatta Wale's rebranding from "Bandana" to "Shatta Wale" added something to the industry that was not there before.
The element added offered a piece of uniqueness to Ghanaians which has appealed to most music lovers in the country.
“What Shatta has also done for the Ghanaian music industry is that he has created a certain movement; so, it is now the 1 Don, 1 Gad etc. Shatta is a trail brazier,”
Sam George said this while speaking to Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr Chat.
He further noted that the music scene was down and out before Shatta Wale injected life into it.
“Shatta’s career was effectively dead. Shatta is like the Faiza of music in Ghana, Faiza raises dead male organs with Viagra; Shatta resurrected the Ghanaian music.
“When the guy was Bandana, we thought his career was dead, he had a beef with Samini and Samini ‘murdered’ him and the guy disappeared and then the next thing we see is the resurrection.” He said.
Sam George however stated that no matter the efforts Shatta Wale and all other heavy hitters put into Ghanaian music, it would never win the Grammy awards because it is very local.
He maintained that only African songs with English lyrics can win the Grammy Awards.
"They have built a certain class and leverage for themselves [...] for music to win a Grammy, it's not just about it being danceable or lyrics, it's about the marketing of it. Our boys are comfortable cooking up a wicked beat dropping some dope lines on it..." he concluded.