Samini, a singer from Ghana, has weighed in on the Shatta-Wale-Stonebwoy argument over who is the finest in the nation at what they do.
He claimed that because to Shatta Wale’s history in the music business and his ability to build and maintain his fame over time, he would prefer him to Stnonebwoy.
He pointed out that Stonebwoy is a similarly talented musician, but he is still building his career and will require time to reach that level.
In an interview with TV3 on the DayShow hosted by Berla Mundi which GhanaWeb monitored, the following exchange took place.
Berla: Stonebwoy or Shatta Wale?
Samini: Come on, you want me to make headlines? I will say, Shatta Wale.
Berla: Why Shatta Wale?
Samini: He comes from my era and I think he has more under his belt than Stonebwoy. He [Stonebwoy] is still coming up, no disrespect.
Samini also stated that he would choose M.anifest over Sarkodie in terms of which artiste is the best at rapping.
“I’d choose M.anifest over Sarkodie because he is a better rapper with deep and better lyrics. No disrespect to anyone and devoid of personal sentiments. But those two rappers M.anifest is in a different league of his own altogether,” Samini said in an interview with TV3.
The Reggae and Dancehall artiste who was asked to choose between two artistes in every category went ahead to choose KiDi over Kuami Eugene citing the fact that KiDi is more appealing to the international audience.
“I think they [KiDi and Kuami Eugene] are two different but similar artistes in a lot of ways. But I see KiDi appealing more to a beyond Ghana audience, whereas Kuami Eugene not to say he doesn’t appeal to a beyond Ghana audience, but he is a staunch, direct, know-flavor, kind of Afrobeat.
“When you hear Kidi, you can tell there’s the ‘Dadabee’ flavor in there. When you hear Kuami Eugene, you can tell there’s the raw flavor in there. But well produced,” said Samini.