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Stonebwoy faces backlash for backing Shatta Wale


Grammy-nominated Ghanaian celebrity Stonebwoy has expressed his dismay on the Nigerian music trade.

The 1 GAD crooner revealed this in a letter he shared on his social media platforms on Friday morning.

Taking a distinct route than his colleague Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy stated Wale was proper in regards to the improper method.

“My brother, Shatta Wale’s method could also be improper, however the topic of our brother nation, Nigeria not reciprocating the love and help it receives from Ghana, is legitimate and deserves important consideration.”

Stonebwoy’s phrases: “We have been all Africans earlier than we have been divided into separate nations. African historical past and migration research affirm that there’s extra that unites us than separates us.

“As the massive household that we’re, all of us draw completely different artistic inspirations from one another – no surprise we’ve comparable cultures and values ​​throughout the continent, and this cross-fertilization is obvious in our music and sound.

“With the arrival of the trendy nation-state, every unbiased nation is uniquely gifted to contribute its quota to the general standing of the African leisure and inventive arts scene.

“To do that, we have to help one another equally. Our brother nation Nigeria has carried out very effectively to mark most of the greatest milestones within the leisure scene and put Africa on the world map for its sturdy inhabitants (amongst different qualities).

“Due to this fact, our Nigerian brethren should do not forget that with their nice energy comes the duty to assist forge a united African entrance by intentionally permitting music from the opposite African nations pollinating Nigerian music to flourish on Nigerian platforms on the native and worldwide ranges.

“This method will allow the African sound to dominate the world as one large household and as a world drive… That is how we stand as one Africa. My brother Shatta Wale’s method could also be improper, however the topic of our brother nation Nigeria not responding to the love and help it receives from Ghana specifically is justifiable and deserves important consideration.

“In the meantime, because the saying goes, we must always love our neighbors as we love ourselves (not more than we love ourselves). This implies Ghanaians at residence and overseas should undertake the Nigerian method to prioritize an agenda to put money into and help Ghanaian expertise.”

Many Nigerians have since responded to his assertion.

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