Arnold Mensah Elavanyo writes: Why Shatta Wale should be held in high esteem

The TV host and entertainment critic, Arnold Mensah Elavanyo has revealed that dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale should be held in high esteem after his historic Reign Album launch yesterday at the Fantasy Dome, LA – Accra.

Arnold Mensah Elavanyo writes: Why Shatta Wale should be held in high esteem


As at 6:45 when I got to the venue with my team, the whole trade fair was like a market place. Thankfully for protocol arrangement, we were able to get through a bit easily and parked comfortably.

In the company of Samuel Atuobi Baah, For real Mensah, Dodzie(Nam Mission prez), Nana Supi, Socrates Sarfo, my Vibes in 5 team and Eugene Safo Nkansah (Peace FM), got ushered into the VIP session. At this time (7pm…) The dome was 70% full. DJ Vyrusky kept the place busy with back to back Wale tunes till after 8pm when the stage started getting active.

The Dome was full and bleeding by this time.

Shatta Wale got on stage at 10:45pm to a full house. His entry was historic as the place went agog with cheers laced with emotions. He had clocked the 20k attendance mark with an extra “kaneshie or mallam Attah Market” scene outside the dome.

Folks couldn’t even get a proper view of the stage so most of them had to stand on chairs. When he started performing tunes of his Bandana Days, the whole place went crazy. There, the one man show continued till the end around 1:30am. He sold his first album copy for 150k.

There were a few dead stage moments, but that is not the focus. Meanwhile production team should work on that next time.

History has been made. Shatta Wale is the first artiste to fill the fantasy dome to capacity.
-He is the first artiste to reveal the need for the Fantasy Dome to augment it’s Ventilation provision.

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-He has thrown a bigger challenge to his colleagues to work extra hard to build and maintain a strong fan base.

-He has proven to us that he deserves every single penny the industry has ever spent on him

-He has proven that Zylofon never made a mistake by signing him.
-I know for sure his rate card is going to double.

-He has proven that he is ready to take on the world. Let’s all support him.
-Hope you can now call him the biggest artiste in Ghana.


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