His controversial personality may not appeal to everyone but there is no denying that Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale’s SM fanbase is one of the biggest and loudest in the industry.
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Bordering on the fanatical, members of the Shatta Movement family are with their leader through thick and thin; they are quick to rise to his defense even when he is wrong.
One such ardent admirer of Shatta is Afropop artiste, Rych Rayn who says his critics don’t understand his ways because he is a god who doesn’t follow the crowd.
“Shatta Wale is a god and that is why he doesn’t behave like an ordinary person. We, his fans see him as the saviour of Ghana music because if not for him, the music industry will not be where it is now.
“He singlehandedly fought for the industry with all the opposition he faced but he didn’t give up because he presented himself as sacrificial lamb to save our industry.
“Before Shatta Wale’s second coming, Nigerians had taken over our airwaves and was challenging us in our territory. Times have changed now and our biggest artistes are getting all the attention, thanks to Shatta Wale for being a warrior,” he told the Graphic Showbiz.
Rych Rayn said Shatta Wale had been wrongly judged and a fair representation of his image had not been presented to people.
The artiste, who is presently promoting his new song, Timtimto told Showbiz that he is yet to meet the Bullet hitmaker but has always admired his work and charisma from afar.
“I don’t know if any Ghanaian artiste would have had the courage to do what Shatta Wale did. Just look at how he is giving other young artistes the platform to excel, that is what gods do, they help people to be better,” he said.
Real name, Richard Anang, Rych Rayn is a product of Pilot Training Centre in Accra and is currently working on the release of his debut album which has songs like Abolo, Light Over darkness, Shake it, Senorita and Falling For You.