Ghanaian music act Shatta Wale has said that Nigerian pop star Wizkid is not special.
Shatta Wale made this controversial statement during an interview on Kasapa FM in Accra, Ghana. He said his colleagues in the music business act awkward in the presence of Wizkid. He also wondered why the Nigerian singer is rated as the best and richest African act presently.
“I will not see Wizkid and be stunned, I rather want him to see me and be amazed because I don’t see anything extraordinary about him, even though he claims to the best African artiste,” said Shatta Wale.
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He further said that Ghanaian artists should stop rating Nigerian artists above themselves.
Wizkid wouldn’t be bothered about Shatta Wale’s comments. The Nigerian superstar is basking off his victory at AFRIMA. Wizzy took home three awards on the night.
Prior to this, his collaboration with Drake ‘Come closer‘ went silver in the United Kingdom.
According to the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, the association responsible for presenting sales awards in the UK, Wizkid has crossed the Silver Award mark. What this means is that Wizkid has sold over 200,000 song equivalents in the UK.
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The song ‘Come closer’ was released as the third single from Wizkid’s third studio album, “Sounds from the Other Side.”
The single peaked at number 58 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Wizkid’s first charting single as a lead artist. The single also peaked at number 54 on the Canadian Hot 100.