The Media Also Helped You, Stop Giving Credit To Your Fans Only’- Mark Okraku Mantey To Shatta Wale
Head of Hitz FM, Mark Okraku-Mantey has cautioned Shatta Wale to stop hailing his fans and social media users as the only people who have advanced his career. In Mark’s opinion, traditional media i.e. radio and TV have also propelled the SM boss’ career to greater heights.
The Dancehall artiste has often said bloggers and journalist affiliated to the various media houses have not played any role in his career and this is what Mark wants to point out to him.
Mark Okraku-Mantey said:
After Shatta Wale’s stunt at VGMA, he was given airtime worth 45 minutes on Peace FM by Kwasi Aboagye, and that was an agenda set by Kwasi Aboagye to help his comeback.
Traditional media played a role in making Shatta Wale, and it’s a fact. He still rely on TV and Radio to make it more bigger.
Shatta Wale cannot in anyway say Traditional Media did not help him in anyway at all, and that only his Fans and Social Media made him who he’s today.’
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best known song is “Dancehall King”, which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.