As far as Arnold Asamoah Baidoo is concerned, Shatta Wale is totally delusional and such a big name in the music business that he frequently strays from his main goals and indulges in buffoonery.
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo, a well-known pundit and entertainment enthusiast, is criticizing the SM chief for “misusing” his chance to appear on Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV by dabbling in inconsequential issues rather than using the occasion to solidify his status.
The SM CEO’s failure to “sell himself and the [creative] business] in a very nice way” on a prominent political program that rarely has musicians as guests was another area he touched on.
In addition, he said that Arnold receives an outrageous $40.00 appearance fee from UTV, which he cites as justification to oust the man. Arnold spoke about it on Peace FM lately and said the following:
“My general assessment of the interview will be brief on your show because I’d like to save some points for another show. I believe Wale should sit up. I say this from a good place,” he clarified.
He claimed Paul Adom Otchere, had “told [Shatta Wale] he’s an industry leader, frontrunner” and he protested it “but the fact is, he is.”
“He is one of our leading figures who when he speaks people stand still to listen. Maybe he is in denial or he’s not being truthful to himself but he’s one of our leading figures, one of our leading artists, one of our leading entertainers,” he stressed.
“This is why when he gets an opportunity on such platforms, for me, I’d like to tell him to take it seriously,” he advised.
“If we have issues, critical issues, address them in a way that if the President watches and hears, he will sit up,” he challenged.
Arnold further highlighted Shatta Wale’s huge following and influence while emphasizing, “because of this, when he gets such a platform, his communication and how he addresses issues is very critical.”
“But if you go and sit there and by the end of the show, it is GHS40, Okraku-Mantey and so on and so forth generating the trends, you have failed. It means you actually went to do comedy,” the entertainment journalist admonished.