Shatta Wale has argued that Asake, the Nigerian singer, is “more successful than all the artistes from his country Ghana”.
Speaking in an X-Space with Serwaa Amihere, the TV host, Wale said Asake has become popular because he “listens” to Olamide, the YBNL label boss.
The dancehall singer also urged artistes to upskill themselves to host concerts in big venues like the UK O2 Arena.
He said his colleagues can only attract a global audience and be successful if they learn from experienced musicians.
“If Olamide can out Asake on, and Asake is listening to Olamide because Olamide is experienced. Do you think Asake would not get there?” he said.
“What I am saying is, you know Asake is under Olamide’s label. So if Olamide is pushing Asake to get to a level and Asake is listening, do you think today, if we are seeing Asake there, he has not tried?
“Asake alone can not wake up and say he wants to fill O2.
“No Ghanaian artiste has even made it like Asake. Not even me. Do not bring Asake into the conversation. Nobody in this Ghana industry has made what Asake has made. So do not even bring Asake in. Let us talk about reality.
“Why would I have to make it up to Asake’s level? There is a Spanish artiste in Spain or the Dominican Republic that is making money that we don’t know. Do you know any of the Spanish artistes? Do you even know them?
“We are putting Asake in this conversation as somebody that has listened.”
On Sunday, Wale said Nigerian artistes are making Ghana’s music scene “look like a feeding bottle”.
He also congratulated Asake for the success of his recent concert at London’s O2 Arena.
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