All joke asides, everything I do is to make money, Shatta claims
The entertainment industry is a strange one. Viewers tend to get entertained always but for the entertainers there’s a lot of issues especially staying relevant. Shatta Wale has confessed that his antics aid him stay relevant to make more money.
Speaking in an interview with Naa Ashorkor on Showbiz A-Z, he laid down all his cards. Amongst other things he talked about how a lot of musicians are just selling a lifestyle. In order words they are broke.
“Any time I come on the radio or any time I’m live on Facebook doing something [or] talking about a particular topic, I say it in a way or manner that people will get the ‘Shatta spirit’, that is what people know about me… the reason why I say ‘Shatta spirit’ is that is how I get serious with my work,” the ‘Freedom’ hitmaker explained.
Shatta Wale likened his approach to showbiz to digging gold, saying, “when you come there, [and I am in] my wellington boot and working gear and the way you see mud on me… I don’t think you’ll say I am dirty…this is an industry whereby when I speak my mind, they say I don’t respect, they say I’m bush, they say I am dirty…what I’m doing is fetching me some good cash.”
Asked about his incessant attacks on the media, Shatta Wale was quick to respond that “I like acting” and that, his attacks on the media are just for fun and not personal.
“All what I’m doing on radio, on TV, and everywhere, it’s my work. It won’t stop if they want it to stop,” he stressed.
Asked if he could approximate how much he is worth, Shatta simply said “It’s a godly number. My fans know how rich I am. If I am a soldier they know the ammunition I have. That’s why when I release a song they wanna learn it. Shatta added that some boys from his camp are richer than most musicians.