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Shatta Wale is an inspiration – DJ Azonto

Ghana’s richest disc jockey, DJ Azonto, says music is not all about a good singing voice and points to Ghanaian dancehall musician Shatta Wale.
speaking in an interview on CTV’s Class Showbiz, Tuesday December 6, 2022, he stated he is even surprised God gave him the voice to do music
because he believes he does not have a good voice for singing.

“I’m even surprised God gave me the voice to do music, because I don’t really have a good voice for singing”
Not showing any disrespect to shatta wale and his Movement , he has noticed music is not about a good singing voice
“shatta Wale is my senior man”

According to him, the likes of shatta wale inspired him to take a part and believe in it because shatta gives so much motivation on how to go
your way and style which most people consider as disrespectful.

“People like Shatta Wale inspired me to know that you can also make it. You know Shatta Wale is full of inspiration. I always say if following
Shatta Wale, the only disadvantage is you may become [puffed up and] disrespectful, in the sense that he gives you so much motivation it becomes
clear that it’s simply God at work and no one else,” he returned to the place of the Reggae/Dancehall superstar in his professional life.

“It’s true. You know why?” the ‘Fa No Fom’ hitmaker endeavoured to explain what he meant by following Shatta Wale may lead one to become arrogant
and disrespectful.

“I’ve stopped befriending some bloggers and some presenters because they frustrate and make the work too difficult at times,” he said. “Excuse me to say,
they always want you to give them money.”

“It’s as if you are indebted to them forever and ever,” he rubbed his beard. “Sammy, can we do this work successfully with this attitude?”

He admitted that media personalities “are promoting us, and every worker deserves to earn their fair due. If I go for an engagement and see the producer
of show and give them money, it’s fine, and in this world, if you want to be given you give, but don’t make giving [a matter of force and extortion] and
threaten to stop playing our music if we don’t comply.”

At this point, he asked rhetorically if media personalities and radio DJs are paid for playing foreign songs “like ‘Buga’.”

“The media should simply support [local musicians],” he stressed.

“This is why I say if you follow Shatta Wale too much, he’ll inspire you to the extend that you’d not respect some people because [you’d notice even when
they sideline or blacklist you], by God’s working, you still succeed,” DJ Azonto asserted.

He also revealed his first song ‘Choices’ though a flop, “because no one knew me then,” was better than Sarkodie and Criss Waddle’s.

DJ Azonto is currently one of the most talked about music sensations following the release of his recent hit “Fa No Fom” which continues to make waves.


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