Former Ghana BBA house rep and celebrity ‘tailor’, Elikem Kumordzi, has waded into the entire Stonebwoy-Shatta Wale BET awards brouhaha and what he has to say is sure to piss off the massive SM4LYF followers.
Speaking on GhOne Tv’s Celebrity Fanzone, Elikem tore into Shatta Wale for his reaction to not being nominated.
According to Elikem, Shatta Wale’s reaction was not honest because it’s obvious he would have paraded the nomination around if he had received one.
“You can’t say, “I don’t know where my BECE Certificate sef dey”….act l…are you telling me he wouldn’t have appreciated if he got a nomination and a BET is a big deal,”” Eilkem forcefully said.
The host of this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards red carpet then went on to give his reason as to why Shatta Wale was not nominated, during which he posited that Stonebwoy has more of an international appeal than Shatta.
“First of all, to be recognized internationally, you need to be recognized at home. Not to say we are not recognizing Shatta Wale but the whole controversy surrounding why he is not even nominated even for the Ghana music awards could go a long way to affect his international nominations.”
“Number two, Stonebwoy sort of appeals more to the international crowd more than Shatta Wale, so most of Shatta Wale’s song are in the local language and he appeals to the masses at large and we love him…but Stonebwoy does a lot of English mixes… and he is going outside the borders to shoot videos and it also gives you international recognition,” he added.
And whilst Shatta’s fans might not feel happy about it, it’s simply the truth that Stonebwoy is more of a hardcore reggae/dancehall star than Shatta, and his songs appeal more to people in that world than majority of Shatta’s songs, which whilst immensely popular usually mix genres from highlife, hiplife, azonto and many others.
In recent weeks alone, Stonebwoy has landed a feature on a Morgan Heritage album, and is also appearing as the only African act on the Jamaican produced ‘Forever Riddim’ album. Elikem is right and Shatta better sit up instead of complaining about not receiving nominations!