Dancehall artiste, Shegah has described as “useless” debate over who the Queen of Ghana Dancehall music is.
The Godmother, credited with introducing the genre to female musicians in Ghana rightfully says “since I am the godmother, I am indeed the one who should be able to determine who the Dancehall Queen of Ghana is”. But I will not because I have not seen enough to crown anybody,” she told Lexis Bill on Drive Time Show on Friday.
She added, “All the ladies in Dancehall are contributing to the development to the art form. To be queen is not just the music because somebody may have even written the song. If you want to be Queen, let’s give all the ladies Mics”.
Shegah advocates that, the self-acclaimed Dancehall Queens should be put on one stage and battle after which the ‘Queen’ will then emerge.
She said, “Female Artistes like Kaaki and MzVee and recent entrant Ebony are all regarded as Dancehall artistes.
The newbies who are making great music have sparked an argument among their fans as to who is the best.
However, Shegah who has re-branded from Shegah Styla of now defunct popular female group Triple M says the ‘Dancehall Queen’ argument among the presumed contestants may even be flawed.
“Some of the female artists have publicly come out to say they are not even dancehall artistes. You may sound like a dancehall artiste because you use a certain rhythm but that does not make you a dancehall artiste. Dancehall is a different ball game altogether. The chant, the dance, and the stage rock the vibe and many other things make up dancehall. To be Queen is to master all these aspects and I have not seen anyone in that light.
Shegah is set to hit the chart again after a long period of inactivity on the music scene. Her rumored one million dollar deal with Magic Records, a division of Magic Media seems to have re-energized the artiste and given her a new perspective of her dreams.
“I must really thank Magic Records, they have brought me back. This is where I always wanted to be. I have a great management team behind me and honestly believe that Chairman of the Group will change the way musicians are handled and promoted in Ghana.
He is a bit media shy so I cannot name him now, I already have Big it Up, a positive chant on life heavy rotation and I am about to drop a banger with two of the biggest dancehall artistes in West Africa. The song is done and it’s going to rock the club I believe. I am truly grateful”. Shegah said.
Shegah, formally known as Shegah Styla was the leader of the first all-female Hip life group, Triple M which churned out hit songs like Girls Girls and Koti. Shegah says even though she is ready to embrace her new world of opportunity her past with Triple M fills her with Nostalgia and will carry the memories with her. “It was so much fun with the girls.
“It was so much fun with the girls. I have very good memories of Triple M. No matter how far I go, Triple M will always be in my heart” Shegah concluded.
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