Once upon a time, a Ghanaian singer, songwriter Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., popularly known as Shatta Wale, was facing his nemesis (at the time) Stonebwoy. Both were battling fiercely for the King of Dancehall title.
At the time Stonebwoy was working with a good number of international reggae and dancehall artist, whilst Shatta was mocked for being a local champion. This all turned around quickly when Shatta graced Beyonce with the opportunity to feature on her song ‘Already’.
The song was not only a hit but was one of the most prioritized songs on her album ‘The Gift’ which was the soundtrack to the Lion King movie. Months later Beyonce released the ‘Black Is King’ musical which saw the video release to the song ‘Already’.
Shatta’s presence in the video created a shift in his presence in the city of Accra. He was no longer the meer local champion battling for the King of Dancehall, but after this, everyone accepted him as the king of Ghana music.
The rhetoric quickly saw an eruption of female music disputes surface, many of whom were out to claim they are the queen of Ghana music. Some were made of popular catfights and others were mere indirect shots on Instagram posts.
However make no mistake, one artist that is very vocal about it and really pushing the boundaries to secure her title as the Queen Of Ghana music is Wendy Shay. Wendy Shay, whose real name Wendy Addo, is a Ghanaian Afropop and Afrobeats singer. She has relentlessly taken to radio interviews and Instagram to announce herself as the queen of Ghana music.
Although the feeling might not be mutual between her and Ghanaians she isn’t budging. And at this moment it seems no one is being outspoken or taking the steps to challenge her. Despite a very limited number of people jumping on the bandwagon of claiming Wendy Shay is the queen of Ghana music, the artist is still very persistent with making this point.
Earlier today the songstress took to instagram to make her point clear by publishing herself styled in a tight corset dress with sheer gloves, and a golden crown with an indirect jab caption….
I make cool wey adey watch dem ….”
See the image below.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week will highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market. It is committed to being a part of the growth of the industry in Ethiopia and the region by making Addis the HUB, encouraging designers, making links between buyers, manufacturers, and international media.
It will bring local and regional key industry individuals with seasoned international industry figures to discuss and share ideas and experiences on how to grow and develop the fashion and garment industry to compete in the global market.
FashionGHANA Honors & Awards are also known as #FGHA began in 2018 as a fixated awarding process in between Accra Fashion Week runway shows. The award was heavily appreciated in 2019 is had a whole day dedicated to the awards night during Accra Fashion Week. After skipping a year during the pandemic in 2020, the event returned in 2021 holding the biggest fashion awards during the year.
This edition will explore the frontiers where the growth of the sustainability movement in Africa is stunted, and entice more eco-friendly brands to shift their focus to the growing African population. Will feature spectacular collections and creative designs from different designers from Ghana and beyond who will light up the runway.
Will be the biggest combined dish of thrilling music and exciting fashion with this new opportunity that will be given to young aspiring designers.
Will feature an ALL STAR cast of crowd-pulling models, prominent politicians from the major parties (to exhibit national cohesion), and professional models.
Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
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