Popular dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has described Ghanaian journalists as “the most foolish” set of journalists he has ever come across—an insult his manager, Lawrence Naan Asiamah Hanson, aka Bull Dog, readily endorsed.
Shatta Wale on Thursday took to his official facebook page to write: “IN FACT GHANA MEDIA IS THE MOST FOOLISH MEDIA I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE…ANY MEDIA THAT PUBLISHES ANY FAKE NEWS ABOUT ME SHATTA WALE IS A PUSSY…!!! I HAVE SAID IT…PUSSY.” Surprisingly, the first person to like the statement on Shatta Wale’s wall was Bull Dog.
Shatta has remained consistent in bragging publicly that he did not rise to fame on the wings of the media. Therefore his recent attack does not really come as a surprise, though it is not clear what prompted the insults.
Bull Dog, Shatta Wale’s manager, has however relied on the support and cooperation of the Ghanaian media to promote and publicise the activities of his Bullhaus Entertainment, BASS Awards and the several musicians under his record label, including VVIP, IWAN, Natural Face, 5Five, Brainna and others.
Bull Dog is generally perceived as a media-friendly person and is least expected to have publicly endorsed such a public insult on Ghanaian journalists, especially when it is a generalised one coming from an artiste under his management.
On the same Thursday, Shatta Wale also took to his facebook wall to pray the deadly Ebola disease on persons he perceived were saying or writing things about him.
“TODAY SHATTA FINGER GIRL, TOMORROW POLICE ARREST SHATTA, LAST WEEK SHATTA WEAR “CHALE WOTE”. EBOLA GO CATCH YOU PEOPLE ALL AND YOUR GENERATIONS.AAAH BA…LEAVE ME AND LET ME LIVE MY LIFE,” was what Shatta wrote.
Shatta Wale’s outbursts on Thursday did not only get an endorsement from his manager, Bull Dog, but several of his fans agreed with him.
The popular musician has gained notoriety for insulting persons and institutions whose opinions about him displease him. Though his attitude has been largely condemned by entertainment pundits and civil society, Shatta Wale’s handlers have not chided him, at least not publicly, about his conduct.