Stonebwoy has broken his silence on Shatta Wale’s social media outburst about Nigerian artistes not promoting their Ghanaian counterparts.
Shatta Wale earlier dissed Nigerian artistes whom he said failed to reciprocate the support they got from Ghana.
The dancehall singer had, during his sold-out concert, said he didn’t need Nigerians to hit big in the music industry.
His rants triggered a wave of condemnatory remarks from Nigerians who dismissed his claims as a hate campaign.
In his reaction, Shatta Bandle, the Ghanaian social media sensation, had said Nigerians “actually help” Ghanaians.
He had also described Ghanaian artistes as “fake” celebrities who aren’t supportive of each other.
In response to the development, Stonebwoy made his first public comment on the controversial topic via a Twitter post.
The singer said although “Wale’s approach may be wrong but the topic of our brother nation Nigeria not reciprocating the love and support it receives particularly from Ghana is valid and deserves critical attention.”
Stonebwoy also urged Nigerian music industry stakeholders to support their Ghanaian comrades in an “equal measure”.
“With the advent of the modern-day nation-state, each independent nation is uniquely gifted in order to contribute its quota to the overall status of Africa’s entertainment and creative arts scene,” the post read.
“To do this, we must support each other in equal measure.
“Our brother nation Nigeria has done very well to mark many of the biggest milestones in the entertainment scene and is putting Africa on the global map due to the strength of its population (amongst other qualities.”
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— 1GAD (@stonebwoy) December 30, 2021
He also urged Ghana’s music audience to prioritise indigenous acts as against loving their neighbours than themselves.
“[Nigerians] must consider that with their great power comes the responsibility of helping to forge a united African front by deliberately allowing music from the other African countries to flourish on Nigerian platforms,” he said.
“This approach will enable the African sound to dominate the world as one big family and as a global force.
“My brother Shatta Wale’s approach may be wrong but the topic of our brother nation Nigeria not reciprocating the love and support it receives particularly from Ghana is valid and deserves critical attention.
“We must love our neighbours as we love ourselves, not more than ourselves. This means Ghanaians home and abroad must emulate the Nigerian approach of prioritising an agenda to invest in and support Ghanaian talent.”
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