It’s time for the self-proclaimed king of dancehall, Shatta Wale, and his rabid legion of blind followers to come out and admit their so-called king is nothing but a village champion.
This definition of a village champion is based on no one’s words but on Shatta Wale’s own description of the country of which he’s proud to deem himself dancehall king.
Shatta Wale has been in the U.K for the past few days, alternating between making his fans proud and disgracing Ghanaians with his typical, drug-fueled erratic behaviour.
Wale sold out the Indigo at the O2, which whilst not earth shattering was really impressive, but then he followed that up with a disgraceful and ‘gibberish’ freestyle on BBC 1 Xtra.
But Wale’s most noteworthy moment was when he stood up on stage and described Ghana, the country where he most derives his power from, as a village.
As a self-proclaimed dancehall king in Ghana, it would be remiss not to call Shatta Wale a ‘village champion’ if the entire country that he ‘reigns’ over is nothing but a village.
We actually agree with his description because we’ve been calling him a local champion for a long time but luckily for us, he’s now amended the title from local champion to village champion.
Henceforth, the fans of the Shatta Movement have to agree that descriptions of Wale as a village champion is accurate and only based on his own description of Ghana, which constitutes the entirety of his kingdom.
The question of whether Ghana is a village or not is a separate discussion, and you would find we have harsher words for the condition of Ghana than Wale can even formulate. One of my favourite descriptions of Ghana is as a failed state, so there would be no argument here with Wale about what he said.
But if Ghana is a village, no SM fans and by extension, Wale himself, should ever object to being tagged a village champion from this day onwards.
Signed, sealed and delivered on this day the 20th November 2018, in the year of our Lord.