Photos: Shatta Wale Still Rules Nima As A Dancehall King
From what I have seen so far, I can boldly say that, Shatta Wale still maintains his street credibility in Nima, and still hold the Dancehall King title in that part of the country.
Shatta Wale locked up the whole of Nima with several hours of non-stop performances which happened through the rains… We spoke to some of the fans and dancehall lovers who attended the event and their comments and reactions were priceless… Some of them said they have been waiting for this moment and they are glad their favourite dancehall artist has been able to make this a reality.
The show was supposed to take place on “Sallah” day; but issues came up since the date coincided with the annual “Sallah Fest” hosted by the legendary music group; VIP now known as VVIP… Shatta Wale decided to cancel the show and re-scheduled it to 23rd July. In an interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso on the Delay Show, Shatta Wale revealed that, he had phone calls and text messages threatening him not to step foot anywhere near Nima for the planned show which they considered as a “Stab In The Back”…
After hearing him say this, I concluded that, maybe the people of Nima are not so much into him like they used to. But now, pictures I have seen from the show tells me that Charles Nii Armah Mensah a.k.a. Shatta Wale a.k.a. Champiooooon is very much loved by the people of Nima and its surroundings. The most surprising part is that, the show was successful even though it was raining…
Some artists have blamed the flop of their shows on bad weather; but those won’t sound like an excuse to me anymore… When you are loved, fans will go all out for you. On this day, I salute Shatta Wale for the great impacts in regards to Dancehall music. Believe it or not, Shatta Wale is well known around the world… I met a gentleman who comes from Suriname and to my surprise, he was talking about Shatta Wale. I guess the hard work has been recognized almost everywhere and he is an artist we can all be proud of as Ghanaians. Check out some of the pictures of his performances.
PICTURES BY KWABENA AWUKU