Media personality cum musician, Blakk Rasta, has chided Shatta Wale.
He questioned what he is teaching his followers during an interview with Ghanaweb TV.
Talking about the responsibilities of celebrities, he asked about the impact that Wale is having on his huge followers.
Blakk, who is an avid critic of the Shatta Movement leader, also questioned if what he knows best is insults and fooling.
He does not see the need for the ‘Gringo’ singer to boast of richness when most of his followers are poor—and do not have access to portable drinking water.
“Celebrity, that word simply means that somebody who is celebrated…ask yourself, am I worth celebrating? If yours is to follow politicians and push them into power to come and cheat those same people you are singing against. I heard some so-called celebrities say that I am not the one to train people’s children. Yes, you might be right, but you have a responsibility…for me, I will be so ashamed if, at the end of the day, my music doesn’t bring positivity that will change the nation. Then why am I here?
“You have a lot of following what are you doing with it? That is why I keep talking about Shatta Wale time after time. You supposedly have a huge following, but what are you teaching that following? It is about insults and fooling all over the place. That is all that you are doing,” Blakk Rasta stated.
He added: “I have this gold chain, I have that necklace, I have this and so what? Show business must come with a certain level of responsibility. You say the people who support you are in the ghetto, but do they have that? You can take money and buy a diamond necklace, but the people who support you don’t even have proper water to drink.”
Not seeing the need to wear expensive diamond necklaces like some of his colleagues, Blakk concluded: “If I wear a piece of necklace that is made of diamonds and my key supporters are those who are in the ghetto suffering… I must be seen doing something for them before I can do something even for myself.”