Samini stings Shatta Wale at Guinness Eruption Concert

Rising music sensation, Shatta Wale left many of his fans livid after

he failed to live up to the challenge of the durable Samini at the

Guinness Eruption Concert Saturday night at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Recent developments between the two dancehall musicians had turned the

high energy event meant to outdoor Guinness' new packaging into an

unvoiced Dancehall "Who is Who" on the local front, and when it

mattered most, it was Samini who, like old wine, tasted better.

The two were the last two performing acts on the night that also

featured the silky-voiced Akon, Big Sean, Wande Coal, EL and a couple

others, with the period preceding their performances witnessing

Shatta's fans out-shouting their 'opponents' in response to MC, Bola

Ray's calls for who the fans wanted to see perform.

'Shat-t-a Waleeee!!!' they had responded, with some even suggesting

Samini should be side- lined for the night.

But when he mounted the stage, Samini was his masterful self, blending

and transiting his acts through one music genre after another –

highlife, reggae, rap, hip-hop and all.

He deliberately taunted his compatriot, sending Wale messages to bide

his time, show respect, focus on himself and measure his competition.

And he had an enterprising stagecraft, as usual, to boot as he

wriggled his way through songs like Time Bomb, Linda, Sweet Mistake,

Where My Baby Dey, Body Flame, Odo, Gyae Shi and Adult Music.

When it was time for Shatta to take the stage, he did it with a big

bang, choosing to be 'forklifted' from among the stands onto the stage

while riposting "we're nat fear them", responding directly to Samini's

taunts in a manner that forebode some unease.

He proceeded to sermonise about how he is not going to walk in

anyone's shadow; why he has no beef with anyone, and while he loves

all and prays God's blessings on all who love him, it is bumbaclot for

all haters.

He even enlisted his fans to repeat the 'curse', setting the stage for

what was to be a fierce performance to outdo Samini.

That expectation was never met, for Shatta spent too much time

responding to Samini's taunts, which also followed somewhat a delayed

appearance, and by the time he started playing game, many were exiting

the stands, disappointment engraved on their foreheads.

But the faithful stuck with him – singing and jumping along – with

some proposing he would be better off focusing on his career than

taking on Samini, whose live band style performances always endear him

to any occasion.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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