Shatta Wale’s announcement as Artist of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards UK has sparked frustration among sections of Ghanaians.
Many can not fathom how he managed to win this coveted award while competing against Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Black Sherif.
People are voicing their displeasure not only with the choice of Shatta Wale’s, but also with the criteria used by the organisers to bestow him with this honour.
Some congratulated Shatta while some speculates that the award was just handed to the singer out of sympathy by the event organisers and do not think he deserved to win in that category.
Additionally, some are drawing comparisons between Shatta Wale’s award and Black Sherif’s recent BET award, suggesting that the dancehall star should not have triumphed over Black Sherif based on year under review.
Artiste of the Year Taabea Herbalist of the Year pic.twitter.com/DycszZqIHV
— Twilight (@the_marcoli_boy) October 8, 2023
After his award victory, Shatta Wale had already captured attention with his grand entrance at the show, descending from the heavens in a customized cage.
He put on a spectacular performance that drew a massive audience, marking his return to the show after an absence of over six years.
We have culled some comments and reactions over Shatta Wale Artist of the Year award below:
@Shatta Tina: He deserves it.
@Ama Aidoo: I think he deserves it dis time
@Khing Ray: Shatta is bigger than all other musicians in Ghana, please google and know who he is.
@Akoto Christian Kozonto: He didn’t beat them but he deserves it congratulations
@Huzaif Mohammed Awal: Feeling the Accra Sports stadium guarantee him Artist of the year.
@Nii Ankrah: His mates r winning BET n grammys n he dey win Taabea awards. ohh ok that be y he sang i know my level.
@Tijani Sofianu: Congratulations
@Paapa Ray Abrantie: Him self no happy
@Prosper Denteh: See this one too. Ask yourself when Black Sherif enters the industry. That alone is enough to inform us that his growth in Ghana music is faster and bigger than all.