Veteran musician and President of the Ghana Music Right Organization (GHAMRO), Rex Omar has said that Shatta Wale should not be blamed for his actions and utterances lately.
In an interview with Hammer time, Rex opined that the systems created have formed an atmosphere where artists fight themselves. He said that Shatta Wale’s actions are only natural, stating that legendary singer, Fela Kuti did worse than Shatta Wale when he was alive.
“Growing up, I was like Shatta and everyone around that time can tell so I’ll be the last person to blame him in most cases.
For some reason, our industry is structured such that the country fights every budding artist, especially the media.
It always wants to determine your destiny and that is borne out of pure envy. The system believes it rather makes you and so you’re nobody without them. ”
Explaining further, Rex Omar said;
“Artists are driven by emotions and Shatta is eccentric. Until you separate his personality from his artistic nature, you’ll always jump to blame him.
He’s not 100% just like every human being. Remember Fela? He did 10 times worse than some of the things Shatta does but Fela is still who is.”