Ghanaian dancehall singer,Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. aka Shatta Wale has said that he doesn't need any sort of promotion from Nigerians as he is the new Fela Kuti.
Recall that the 'Hajia Bintu' singer said that Nigerians are riding on the back of Ghana to gain global prominence, whilst also claiming that Nigerians have no love and do not support other musicians on the continent of Africa.
Fastforward to recently, the 37-year-old singer has now called himself Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, Fela Kuti, stating that Nigerians should either accept it or forget it.
“Nigerian fans stay on the internet and talk bullsh*t. It’s your turn today, but tomorrow is another man’s turn. If you people didn’t see Fela Kuti for a long time, he is back. This is him. Accept it or forget it.
“I don’t need Nigerian promotion for anything. No Nigerian artiste can say I visited them. How many of your rappers can beat Sarkodie?” he added.
Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti; 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also known as Abami Eda, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist.
He was regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, an African music genre that combines traditional Yoruba percussion and vocal styles with American funk and jazz.
At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers".
AllMusic described him as a musical and sociopolitical voice of international significance.