The Ga people of coastal Ghana, of which Shatta Wale is a proud member, have reserved the name of a mouse for thieves – in honour of the rodent’s love of ‘stealing’ fish or anything else left out by humans.
Thus a thief is dubbed ‘kwakwe’, or mouse – which was the inspiration for another Ga artiste Tinny’s best selling single and album of all time.
Shatta Wale has the displeasure of being dubbed a ‘julor kwakwe’ by social media after the release of the artwork for his much hyped, much anticipated ‘The Reign’ album.
The album art bears a close resemblance to one used by Rick Ross last year for his ‘Rather You than Me’ album and that has sparked accusations of Shatta ‘stealing’ his idea for his album.
Well, the SM fans say he just sought inspiration from Rozay and did not steal his idea.
Check out the two pics below and tell us what you think…