Highlife legend, Gyedu Ambolley has told Shatta Wale to stop deceiving himself with the dancehall King title because he is not and can never be better than the originators of dancehall music.
Gyedu Ambolley in an interview with 3FM said:
“You sitting down here calling yourself Dancehall King, we know that the Dancehall was created in Jamaica. So are you a better king than those that created it, you who is an imitator.”
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“Because we are not being real to ourselves. We don’t have anything that is of our origin coming from our side of this world. We are doing too much of a copy than becoming creative. That is the problem we have.”
Gyedu Ambolley is a renowned Ghanaian highlife musician, producer, songwriter and composer who introduced rap into Ghanaian highlife rhythms and also known for the creation of Simigwa musical genre.
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Gyedu Ambolley was honoured in 2015 with a citation from the City Council of Philadelphia in the USA which was read by Councilwoman–Honorable Jannie Blackwell and Honorable Stanley J. Staughter for his immense contributions to Ghanaian music in the USA.