As a musician, who has in the past been concerned in beefs and experienced its damaging consequences, hiplife artiste, Ex-Doe has often criticised the rigidity and unhealthy competitiveness involving dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
According to the ‘Maba’ hitmaker, who was on a selection of radio stations very last 12 months to start a marketing campaign encouraging musicians to have healthier competitions, he has been vindicated subsequent the clash among Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale at the Vodafone Ghana Tunes Awards (VGMA) held on Saturday, May perhaps 18, 2019 where by Stonebwoy pulled a gun.
Speaking on Pluzz FM’s AM demonstrate on Tuesday, May 20, 2019, Ex-Doe, whose beef with Chicago in the 90s was a big deal back again then, reported he had skilled the destructive consequences of beefs on his songs profession motive why he experienced vehemently spoken against the Shatta/Stonebwoy rivalry.
“I was encouraged by the American hip-hop beefs back then and I assumed that could assist project my model and tunes vocation.
“Even although ours wasn’t physical as it has gotten this time, there ended up a selection of people who intervened to tackle the issue.
“Alhaji Sidiku Buari was president of MUSIGA and he was quite instrumental in making sure that our rivalry didn’t generate into one thing that could not be tamed,” Ex-Doe stated.
As an sector with a lot of abilities, Ex-Doe mentioned it was not out of put for individuals to express their variances as the likes of Daddy Lumba and Nana Acheampong did lyrically but he had been alarmed by the rigidity from the camp of both equally Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy after observing many gatherings.
“I observed this coming and talked versus it various times but nobody heeded to my phone calls and this is wherever we are now.
“There is nothing at all completely wrong with beefs, specially when they are inventive but it is unfortunate points experienced to escalate to this level.
“We had been lucky there was no set off was pulled, it would have been one more incident all together,” Ex-Doe additional.
He urged his colleagues to have interaction in healthier competitiveness due to the fact that develops creativeness. “Everybody has the model, no two artistes can be the similar so if we want to beef, it ought to be on creativeness and not bodily,” he included.
Given that the regrettable incident past Saturday, a quantity of sector gamers which include previous MUSIGA presidents, Diana Hopeson and Alhaji Sidiku Buari have condemned the acts.
Theresa Ayoade, C.E.O of Charterhouse, organisers of the VGMA has hinted on designs to sanction the two primary Dancehall artistes – Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.