2013 was the year of the hustle. Our generation has changed the defacto way to look at money making. It used to be go to school, read your books, get good grades and maybe a nice 9 am to 5 pm job.
Alternative career paths have become the norm now. In a world where Sarkodie earns more in a week than the branch managers of some banks do in a month, it isn’t hard to see why someone would decline a 9 am to 5 pm career.
I’ll confess I didn’t watch last year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and I don’t care and this isn’t random not caring. I just don’t need some guys in suits telling me whose music I should have enjoyed most this year. It’s ok when I do it though. That’s because I’m slim and young, and cool.
That’s still not bad but we know Dancehall King by Shatta Wale deserved more than what he even has. Even with the quantum of Toyota cars he has acquired now.
Lots of songs in 2013. From club bangers like Bisa Kdei, Guru’s Boys Abre (I personally never thought I’d stop hearing that one) to the E.L’s lightskinned girl Anthem – in case you don’t know it, I’m talking about “Auntie Martha” is a superhero song. Fires faster than a Ferrari, Sweeter than waakye, and wants it every minute.
Right now there are thousands of boys all over the country, hunched in front of laptops making beats, over books writing lyrics, and practicing dance moves and comedy skits. These kids need inspiration and nothing does that better than Music. You know how it is. You close your door, pop in your headphones and press play. You heard the first few beats of “Magnom for Sarkodie’s Illuminati” and you feel like no matter what the day throws at you, you’re gonna handle it like a fan.
Shatta Wale’s song rings so true because it is how street boys all wish it would end. Most artistes sometimes forget their street fans and go from, to quote Drake “M**f*kers never loved us.
Shatta Wale gives the story of the struggling hood kid made good. It’s all the hope and wishes of everyone who ever had to go without. It’s romantic. It’s deep. It’s the fact. It reminds you that no matter how cold the street is right now, keep your head down, keep your game tight and very soon you’ll get to Turn Up.
Thats why the street loves Shatta Wale. And oh, for his boring attitude, i heard thats his persona so lets try to accept him that way.
Its unfortunate he doesnt want any nomination from Charter House this year but as i said earlier on, I just don’t need some guys in suits telling me whose music I should have enjoyed most this year. That’s because I’m slim and young, and cool.
Shatta Wale could have won the artiste of the year if he hadnt warn Charter House.