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Popular Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale in a recent social media post shared an inspiring post about his journey in music.
Shatta Wale revealed how people discouraged him when he started producing beats and adding lyrics to it.
In his post, he stated that his friends and those around him doubted if he will ever make any headway with his ‘konko’ sounds but with determination he’s now one of the most sought after artists in Africa.
His post reads;
“WHEN I STARTED THIS MUSIC CAREER ,MOST PEOPLE SAID I WONT REACH ANYWHERE..I BOUGHT A PENTIUM 2 PC ,INSTALLED FRUITY LOOPS AND STARTED PLAYING BEATS AND ALL I COULD HEAR PEOPLE SAY WAS , MY BEATS WERE TOO DRY AND SOUNDED LIKE “KONKO” BUT “PAA KWESI” OF TV3 “MUSIC MUSIC” FAME GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE A SONG I RECORDED CALLED “DEM A FUNNY”… HE BELIEVED IN MY BEAT AND THAT MOTIVATED ME .. AKUMA VILLAGE ,TAWALA, LABADI BEACH AND NIMA WAS THE ONLY PLACE I WAS PUSHING MY MUSIC. BIG UP TO OSAGYEFO , KOJO KOMBOLO ,JAH T, MAMA AND PAPA TAWALA , BILLY JANE AND HER TEAM FOR BELIEVING IN ME .. THEY MOTIVATED ME.”