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Ghana-Nigeria Banter: Stonebwoy apologizes for his comment against Nigerians

Ghanian singer, Stonebwoy who threw his weight behind Shatta Wale on the ongoing Ghana-Nigeria banter has finally apologized to Nigerians for his comments against them.

Shatta Wale had earlier stated that Nigerians don’t support Ghanian artistes as they do theirs. Then Stonebwoy who solidly backed Wale opined that Nigerians don’t reciprocate the love they receive from Ghana.

Stonebwoy wrote, “We were all Africans before we got separated into individual nations. African history and migration studies confirm that there is more that unites us than divides us.

“As the big family that we are, we all draw diverse creative inspiration from one another – no wonder then that we have similar cultures and values across the continent, and this cross-pollination is clearly shown in our music and sound.

“With the advent of the modern-day nation-state, each independent nation is uniquely gifted in order to contribute its quota to the overall status of Africa’s entertainment and creative arts scene.

To do this, we must support each other in equal measure. Our brother nation Nigeria has done very well to mark many of the biggest milestones in the entertainment scene and is putting Africa on the global map due to the strength of its population (amongst other qualities).

My brother Shatta Wale’s approach may be wrong but the topic of our brother nation Nigeria not reciprocating the love and support it receives particularly from Ghana is valid and deserves critical attention.

“Meanwhile, as the saying goes, we must love our neighbours as we love ourselves (not more than we love ourselves). This means that Ghanaians home and abroad must emulate the Nigerian approach of prioritizing an agenda to invest in and support Ghanaian talent.”

As expected, Stonebwoy’s opinion triggered some reactions which still left the singer unshaken. But upon seeing top Nigerian musician, Davido in Ghana, Stonebwoy apologized to Nigerians without hesitation.

A viral clip recorded the moment Davido and Stonebwoy met and the artiste without hesitation said; ”Abeg oh, Naija abeg”, meaning “Please Nigeria”.


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