One of Ghana’s Highlife legends, Gyedu Blay Ambolley has said Ghana’s supposed Dancehall King, Shatta Wale lacks creativity hence the reason why he cannot create something unique but is claiming to be a Dancehall King when Dancehall does not originate from Ghana.
Ambolley who was speaking to Accra-based 3FM indicated that “You sitting down here calling yourself Dancehall King, we know that the Dancehall was created in Jamaica. So are you a better king than those that created it, you who is an imitator”.
He further added that “because we are not being real to ourselves. We don’t have anything that is of our origin coming from our side of this world. We are doing too much of a copy than becoming creative. That is the problem we have.”
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a Ghanaian highlife musician, songwriter, producer, and composer. The first musician from Ghana to formally incorporate rap forms into local highlife rhythms, Ambolley created the musical genre Simigwa.