The biggest rivals in Ghanaian dancehall music, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have set Ghana ablaze with their recent clash on stage. Evidently, this feud isn’t ending anytime soon, considering the dimension it has taken since Saturday.
Since the unfortunate incident occurred, many celebrities have joined the debate as to who was right and wrong on the night.
Since dancehall is a genre that originated from Jamaica, it is obviously not bad to have the view of a Jamaican dancehall artiste on what transpired.
Wayne Wonder, an award-winning Jamaican artiste has expressed his view on the incident that occurred at the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards on Saturday. In a phone interview monitored by ghlinks.com.gh with Andy Dosty of Hitz Fm on Monday, the dancehall artiste said in Jamaica, dancehall artistes clash with lyrical war, and not physical war. He added that he has witnessed various A-list artistes like Bennie Man, Mavado, Vybz Kartel etc involved in feuds with other artistes but it has always been a clash of words. ”Sometimes artistes say terrible things to each other but you know it’s just a sound clash and it’s supposed to be left there.”
Wayne Wonder evidently didn’t feel happy with Shatta Wale’s action of bringing a crowd on stage to distract the show. He said as an artiste, Shatta Wale had to control his people since he was leading them.
On the issue of Stonebwoy pulling a gun, the Jamaican artiste said all his years in Jamaica he has never seen any dancehall artiste carry a gun to an event or public place to display it to his rival.