Why I play Shatta Wale songs – Kwame Adinkrah

Ace broadcaster and award-winning morning show host, Kwame Adinkrah has joined the discussion of the collaboration between Beyoncé and Dancehall King, Shatta Wale.

Mr. Adinkrah is of the view that Shatta Wale has arrived with his latest collaboration with Beyonce.

In a commentary on #PureMorningDrive on Thursday, July 30, he highlighted reasons for playing the #Already song on his show every morning.

Kwame Adinkrah stated that:

“People don’t understand why I play this song every morning. Now let me set the records straight; the song is owned by Beyonce and not Shatta Wale. And Beyonce is one of the best female artistes in the world,winning 23 Grammys and counting. Even in Ghana, it’s not easy to collaborate with local artistes. So for Beyonce to decide to come to Africa and to a country like Ghana and then select Shatta Wale to be on her album is a huge achievement not only for him but the entertainment industry and Ghana at large. To me, if he doesn’t release any song after this, it’s fine. He has arrived!.”

Mr. Adinkrah further likened the attitudinal change in Shatta Wale from the time the song was released to that of a local champion who has metamorphosed into an international champion.

“This song was recorded long before its release but Shatta Wale of all people never spoke about it in his usual rants on social media until it was finally released. And interestingly after the release he has completely changed. I think that’s a way of telling Ghanaians that he’s no longer a local but an international champion. He’s there, really he rules!” He added.

According to statistics on Billboard’s official website, Beyonce ft Shatta Wale – Already is leading with over 10,000 votes which is over 82% of the total votes cast so far as of July 20.

The Lion King : The Gift Album is inspired by the live action remake of Disney’s classic animation; The Lion King in which Beyoncé plays Nala. The album features several top artistes from Africa which include; Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi.


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