Fast-rising Ghanaian Dancehall artist, Splitt has spit fire on the self-acclaimed Dancehall King, Shatta Wale for failing to represent the Dancehall artists in Ghana well on BBC Radio 1Xtra when he was hosted over the weekend.
Shatta Wale’s freestyle is one of the wackest freestyle ever to come from such an ace artist from Ghana on such a huge platform as the BBC Radio 1Xtra.
The freestyle lack content and it was poorly delivered and it has raised a lot of controversies with many people bashing Shatta Wale for such a poor performance compared to when Stonebwoy and Sarkodie performed when they got the same opportunity.
Speaking to Ghpage, Splitt who is set to launch his maiden album, “Over Star” said he was very surprised when he saw the video of Shatta Wale giving such weak punches considering his status and the kind love Ghanaians including him has for his craft.
“I was extremely surprised when I saw a video of him ‘freestyling’ on BBC radio. I mean Shatta Wale is a full-time professional artist and with his over-a-decade experience in the music industry, much is expected of him”, Splitt said.
“I understand it was a freestyle so probably he didn’t prepare for it but as a commercial artist, a dancehall artist for that matter, a freestyle should not be a problem for you, anytime, any day.”
Splitt expressed his worry about how his poor performance will affect the upcoming artist whose genre is Dancehall
“So if a big brand like Shatta Wale presented Ghanaian music to the world in this manner, then what will they think about the rest of us?” the worry rising artist, Splitt asked.
The young artist revealed his major surprise after the wack BBC freestyle from Shatta Wale was when he went on social media to throw tantrums because people were criticizing him.
“I became disappointed when instead of accepting that he ‘flopped’, he went on social media throwing shots at fans who criticized him and the industry as a whole”, Splitt added.
However, the young Dancehall artist revealed that irrespective of recent happenings, Shatta Wale is a Pacesetter in the music industry specifically the Dancehall genre and he respects him for it. He even revealed he is a huge inspiration to the up and coming ones like himself.
Splitt is an upcoming Dancehall, Reggae, and Afrobeat musician based in Accra. He is set to launch his first album, titled Over Star.
Over Star has 12 tracks on it all produced by AkTheBeatz. Follow him on all the social media pages @Splitt MusicGh.