A die-hard fan of shatta Wale, popularly known as Shatta Movement CID, who based in Europe has added his voice to the ‘Fill the 02 Arena’ subject.
According to Jay Hardy, the fans have always been there for Shatta Wale and has given him the maximum support till far. He believes if the movement supported the African dancehall King to fill the 02 in London, the Box Amsterdam in Netherlands, etc, they are capable of helping help him grab bigger stages to perform without Ghanaian A list artistes.
It will be better for us to support him the more to get to the higher height than to attached these ones who doesn’t have Wale at heart, not to forget the “honourable gate keepers of their usual ranting”.
Jay Hardy’s Writeup Unedited
If you want him to emulate the Wizkid & Co, then it should be done properly. Wizkid did not fill the O2 with the support of Davido. He sold his star boy fest tickets without people knowing Burna would rep for example. Davido did it without Wizkid. Burna Boy is selling tours without them. They don’t need to put each other on bill to sell out auditoriums.
Besides, the last thing I would want to hear or read is, people whose artiste cannot even sell out a hall bigger than my father’s lounge abroad claim Shatta Wale filled an auditorium because of them. And you and I know if he’s on bill as supporting artiste, we will still be told he contributed zero to the success of the show. Fan bases of those artistes you keep mentioning do not respect Shatta Wale. Just accept this and move on!
If you dream of Shatta Wale filling the O2, push him to continue the gradual process he’s started. Pressure him to put in work. And if you want supporting artistes, he can bring Kwesi Arthur, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Wendy Shay etc. You would not believe me if I tell you they are popular in the UK than some of your A list artistes. Would you? Thank you!