Dancehall musician, Shatta Wale

Dancehall musician Shatta Wale says people should stop discriminating against entertainers.

According to him, people often discriminate against entertainers due to their way of life, but he believes they should be true to themselves.

Speaking to Joy Entertainment’s Ibrahim Ben-Bako, the ‘Melisa’ singer said, “for example, Shatta is a musician, but when I dress like this to a place, someone might see me and say [I] am a rascal. Meanwhile…I’m taking care of people, paying school fees, and doing orphanage home programs”.

He described such thoughts as primitive and encouraged discriminators to catch up with the quick pace of our ever-evolving world.

Shatta Wale acknowledged how technology “has brought about a change in the old-fashioned perspective that knowledge and wisdom are exclusive to adults.

“Sometimes you want to download a song, and you have to call your kids. We respect our elders, but they should also learn to respect that this is our time”.

Justifying his reason, Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, said, “I believe they should give us that chance to live that artistic life. I can’t pretend, I can’t say because it’s [a meeting with] IGP, I have to wear a suit and tie”.

The self-acclaimed dancehall king believes an artistic way of life, including a way of dressing, is no sign of disrespect to the elderly; instead, “it comes with the job [entertainment]”.



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