Criticism mounts as Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi evaluates Shatta Wale's stagecraft
Renowned Ghanaian dancehall artist, Shatta Wale finds himself under scrutiny as Regga music singer, Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi voiced dissatisfaction with the artist's stagecraft during a recent interview on Pure FM in Kumasi.
Expressing his observations on Shatta Wale's stage presence, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGHA) presidential camdidate's remarks have ignited a flurry of reactions on social media, with many interpreting his critique as a stern rebuke of the dancehall sensation.
During the interview with Hammer Nti on Tuesday, December 12, Ras Appiah-Levi asserted that artists like Stonebwoy and Samini deserve commendation for their continuous improvement in stagecraft over the years.
He urged Ghanaian musicians to prioritize the incorporation of live instrumentations in their performances, emphasizing its significance in safeguarding their careers.
Appiah-Levi further opined that Shatta Wale's focus on online banter rather than rehearsals was jeopardizing his career trajectory, suggesting that the artist was at risk of fading into obscurity.
The MUSIGHA presidential candidate emphasized the evolving preferences of future music consumers, predicting a demand for live instrumentations during performances.
In a cautionary note, Ras Appiah-Levi advised Ghanaian artists, including Shatta Wale, to redirect their energies towards refining their on-stage performances with live instrumentations to align with evolving industry expectations.
The remarks have sparked discussions within the music community, highlighting the ongoing discourse surrounding the balance between digital engagement and traditional stagecraft in the contemporary music landscape.