L-R: Kwaw Kese, Mark Okraku Mantey and Shatta Wale

Artiste manager and renowned producer, Mark Okraku Mantey says Shatta Wale’s relevance in the music sphere stemmed up after rapper Kwaw Kesse was arrested and jailed over marijuana possession some years ago.

According to him, the timing was apt and right for Shatta Wale who rode on Kwaw’s sentence to cement his fame in the music industry.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Mr Mantey said Kwaw’s absence created a vacuum and Shatta Wale had to fill it with his craft.

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“Shatta became Shatta when Kwaw Kesse went to prison. Because there was vacuum and someone had to fil it. When Kwaw came back [from prison], he has never been the same.

“As if he is not the same Kwaw. Kwaw used to have followers and nowadays I don’t even see them. When you’re on top, it looks like everyone likes you,” he said.

Controversial Ghanaian rapper, Kwaw Kese was tried for narcotic offences and sentenced to a day’s imprisonment for allegedly smoking cannabis in public with a fine of GHC 1,200 in 2015.

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A Kumasi High Court gave the ruling after a number of adjournments, following the rapper’s arrest by police in Kumasi on November 22, 2014.

Source: Adomonline.com/ Dennis K. Adu