Ghanaian-English afrobeats musician, Nana Richard Abiona, popularly known as Fuse ODG in the music space has finally had a word on Shatta Wale’s ongoing feud with Nigerian artistes over comments he made over their supposed lack of support for Ghanaian music acts.
The musician has taken to the fence on the matter as he revealed that though Shatta Wale’s comments were distasteful and alarming, he can reason with him on where he was coming from.Fuse made these comments on TV3’s Showbiz 360, where he said there are greater battles for both music industries to fight and the last thing the two set of industries need right now is to fight amongst themselves.
“I feel some of the things he said wer unnecessary and alarming but I can understand where he is coming from in terms of us not getting the same support from our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. But you know, he could have definitely put it better so I don’t agree with him. All these are not necessary, there is a bigger battle. We need to support each other”, Fuse said.
He used the opportunity to shed light on an ongoing he is working on that would give young artistes the maximum audience to grow in a highly competitive industry.
“We are signing new artistes, and then, I feel like we need more Ghanaians coming through and you know, in Nigerian, it’s like every day there is a new artist coming through so for Ghana, we need that kind of support to be able to put an upcoming artist through that kind of channel so they can also have that kind of audience as well. I’m on it.”