Renowned entertainment critic and event organizer, Whitney Boakye-Mensah has asserted that celebrities like Shatta Wale cannot be pointed as role models.
Witney says parents who have their children looking up to Dancehall Musician Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale, as a mentor lack vision.
Speaking as regular pundit on Accra-based Peace FM‘s Entertainment Review, she said: “It’s high time stop throwing in the role model argument when some personalities are fighting. Me, I see it as a failure on the part of a parent if your child‘s topmost role model is Shatta Wale.”
Evoked by the host Akwasi Aboagye that she was not being at ease with Shatta Wale, Whitney retorted, “Your child can like Shatta Wale or Stonebwoy’s songs in terms of their creativity and business aspects, admire how Messi exhibits his football prowess and be inspired but to say I want to be like Shatta Wake, you can never be like Shatta Wale. There is only one Shatta Wale. You can only imitate him but you can’t be him.”
Her comments erupted after the recent fracas between the multiple award-winning dancehall artiste and Aisha Modi, a staunch of Stonebwoy.
For the past week, Shatta Wale and Aisha Modie have dominated various internet platforms after they locked horns with appalling revelations. Aisha had shared a photo of Stonebwoy in his usual trip around the world for international features and other functions. That post did not come without a shade at other musicians who according to Aisha were not as hardworking as Stonebwoy.
“The fact that he decided to travel around and take pictures in this pandemic season does not make him industrious. Stop fooling”, a commenter, clearly a fan of Shatta Wale fired back.