Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has revealed yet another side of himself which was hitherto unknown.
The award-winning journalist has shown some very deep understanding of the Ghanaian music industry which one would not ordinarily associate with him.
For the first time, Anas Aremeyaw Anas shared his view about the Ghanaian music industry and has spoken about “beefs” between artistes in the industry.
Anas who was speaking at the maiden launch of Politics and Power Magazine when asked what he thinks about beefs in the industry stated that he loved the “beefs” in the music industry and wished to wake up in the morning to hear about one artiste fighting the other.
“Oh well —to be honest, I love the beef. I don’t have any side. I love to get up in the morning and hear that Sarkodie is fighting with M.anifest. It’s just lovely. Because, knowing Sarkodie and knowing M.anifest, they won’t pick knives.
It is just the beauty of our country. When you wake up and you hear Wale and Stonebwoy, and Wale and Samini, it is beautiful. Because I know no matter what you say Wale is, he will never take a knife to stab Samini. Samini will definitely not say ‘I’m killing my brother Wale,’ neither will Stonebwoy do that. Let’s keep people talking.
Let’s keep people saying whatever they want to say, but at the end of the day, we are brothers. We will all push the frontiers of our democracy. There are places that I can reach that Shatta Wale will never reach. There are places that Shatta Wale will reach I will spend 100 hundred years but will never reach. We all have our unique strengths. The most important thing is to create a synergy between these energies to push the frontiers together.
That is why I was so happy when, in the wake of #Number12, there was a musical concert. Sometimes we should just pause and look at the other beautiful things about life, and remind ourselves that at the end of the day, you will die —so you don’t carry certain things to great ends —that ‘my aim is to kill.’ I’m saying that all of us who make the noise out there—at the end of the day, it’s the same food we eat, it’s the same people we are with. It’s just the disagreement in ideology—and if it comes to music, the disagreement is about who is a star and who is not.
Apart from that, when it is Sarkodie’s wedding, we will all go. When Shatta Wale decides to marry Michy, we will go. Such is life, and in spite of our busy schedules, we should make time for these things because they shape us as a people,” MynewsGh.com quoted him as saying.
This is quite interesting considering that Anas has always revealed that he was a huge fan of Reggae music and that he gets most of his inspirations from listening to reggae songs.
As someone with much different music taste, you would least expect he is so much into what happens on the Ghanaian music industry but he seems to understand things even better than some industry people.
Meanwhile, Sarkodie has come under a barrage of attacks on social media following the news that Shatta Wale’s Reign album, launched a little under two weeks ago, has made it onto Billboard World Album Chart.
This follows what many have described as a weird reaction from Sarkodie following Shatta Wale’s good news.