WHAT is NEXT For SHATTA WALE
All too soon, the rumors are now reality. the Dancehall Messiah of Africa is now a zylofon artist. Shatta Wale joins the likes of kumi Guitar, Becca, Obibini and Dancehall counterpart StoneBwoy in the zylofon family.
The euphoria brings backs to memory that spike of joy, thrill, excitement on the eyes of many Ghanaians when the current president of the republic of Ghana was been sworn into office. The most excited of all were the stans of Shatta. they trooped in to the office of zylofon media in their numbers to support their king, Champion pen the biggest deal in the history of Ghana music, a whooping $1.5m and a Rolls Royce that will go down the history books as the “Game Changer Deal”. I called them stans, others refer to them as his disciples because their level of loyalty is way beyond imagination.
Support from other artist
Shatta’s deal with zylofon was welcomed with a resounding support from his colleagues in the industry. The CEO of SarkCess music Sarkodie was first to congratulate Shatta on his new height achieved in the industry. Other rappers followed suit with messages from EL, Edem, FlowkingStone, Criss Waddle, Medikal and many more. His record label mate StoneBwoy also took to Twitter to welcome him into the family. Becca, kumi Guitar and the Mr. Appiah all welcomed him into the family and wished him all the best.
Amidst all this jubilations, that’s the thought that kept running through my mind ‘’What’s Next”. Shatta over the years has been labelled as “Local champion” because he doesn’t receive international recognitions as his counterpart and now record label mate StoneBwoy does and I for once think this is a great deal not only monetarily but on the fact that his link to zylofon will help recycle, Polish, brand and push Shatta’s image to suit the international market. Becca’s unveiling album is doing well under zylofon, StoneBwoy #EOM made it to number 2 on world reggae iTunes chart within 24 hours and few months after release has already received an international award for best reggae album, all under zylofon. Shatta as an independent artist almost filled up Accra sports stadium during his after the storm album lunch and with a media mogul such as zylofon, the sky is just the beginning.
With his The Reign album yet to be released, Shatta together with zylofon is expected to make history with this project, break the western market and make great sales.
Shatta riding with zylofon, he will be able to tour countries outside the USA, visit more African countries, play more shows and most importantly get more international collaborations which is necessary to building his international brand.
Shatta Wale, StoneBwoy and Becca together on Europe tour will be a great opportunity for all the parties because they’ll benefit immensely. they’ll be able to fill bigger venues, tour more places together and leave a mark. Remember “together we stand, divided we fall” this trios will definitely do great things together under zylofon. Shatta-Stone collaboration is just a Mile away, it will definitely happen.
Another interesting thing that stroked me was will zylofon tame Shatta?
We all know wale to be the ” controversial loud mouth guy” “Mr. No Nonsense”, and never scared of voicing out his displeases so will and can zylofon tamed him?? Though in an interview during his signing to zylofon, he made it known that he is up for corrections but Samuel Atuobi Baah the Head Of communications of zylofon media in an interview he granted on SunCity FM in Sunyani, he said it will be a grave mistake for his team (zylofon) to tame Shatta Wale. He said
“I am not sure what we have to do is to tame him. Over the years what he does have made him who he is now. It will be a mistake at the moment that you try to tame him. We have accepted the task to manage him. He has also agreed and accepted that we have the power to control what he does as a management company,” explained Baah.
“The work would be done and Shatta Wale will still be Shatta Wale. He is not going to change. He is Shatta Wale that is why we even went for him. It won’t be in a negative way but it is something that will help the industry” and I hope both parties stick to their words. But hey the lion is still free so be careful how you walk on the streets.
Shatta and Bulldog
We all know the story of Shatta Wale and Bulldog. How it was all kisses and romances to a brutal ending that nobody saw it coming. How insults from both parties flooded our media both print and press. It was tragic but destiny has brought them to work yet again under one umbrella zylofon . With this new re union between Shatta and bulldog, will there be peace or they’ll still be at each others throat. can’t say much about this but I hope they all keep it professional.
One thing is certain, Shatta will continue to give Ghanaians more hitz
Good Luck to zylofon
Good Luck to the industry
Congrats Shatta !!!!!