I’m the next Osibisa in the Music Industry – Shatta Wale
Controversial Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has made a vow of following the footsteps of one of Africa’s legendary group, Osibisa.
In his words, although many musicians have attempted to reach the Osibisa mark, he is certain of being the one to achieve that goal.
He added that there are a lot of things he is doing behind the scene and he is hopeful they will yield results.
The ‘Freedom’ hitmaker wrote on his Facebook wall: “Ghanaian musician have all tried but the next person to make that Osibisa mark is SHATTA WALE ..Give the youth a chance ..Don’t fight it cuz what is about to happen is not just talking but the action ..Things deh go on oooo just like the great Bob Marley said “who feels it knows it “ 1 Ghana 1 people , 1 Love”.
Osibisa was the first African band to notch up a whole series of best-selling singles and albums in the pop charts with its infectious fusion of styles referred to worldwide as criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness.
The band was formed in the United Kingdom in 1969 by three Ghanaian musicians (Teddy Osei, Sol Amarfio and Mac Tontoh), together with three colleagues from the Caribbean (Wendel Richardson, Spartacus R and Robert Bailey) and one from Nigeria (Loughty Lasisi Amao).
The group released several classic hit albums including ‘Osibisa’, ‘Woyaya ’,’Heads’, ‘Superfly’, ‘Happy Children’, ‘Osibirock’, ‘Welcome Home’, ‘Ojah Awake’ and ‘Osee Yee’.