Chuck Klosterman had said, “In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever in and of itself.” This quote suggests an iota of interdependence in this anthropal space we call earth. We all need one another’s support or push to get to the top we aspire in life. This is exactly the case of Shatta Wale and Willisbeats. The duo, have been in a recent conjugal collaboration, a union I can say with no figment of equivocation that it’s one of the best in Gh’s entertainment industry.
Long before this marriage, the world has known Wale to be a master of his own creativity; creating and riding on his own productions. He’s made litanies of hits songs from his Da Maka studios inside East Legon. Many have had dissenting views and rather frank comments on the ‘quality’ of sounds Wale engineers. To say the least, it’s not gone on well in the technical ears of good music lovers. Controversial as this stance may seem, the streets have not been pulled along in this technical fuss. Shatta Wale has had his strength in the streets, a place he’s been most of his life.
Willisbeats on the other hand, has been one of Ghana’s finest producers. As young as he is, he’s managed to work with top acts, providing them with good melodies as beds for their rich lyrics to lie on. Willies has simply been the best Takoradi producer we’ve heard of in history. But the farthest his strides have reached, before teaming with Wale, has not been beyond Ghana. With the pair with Nero X and other Fanti based singers, he started making waves in Accra and the entire nation at large.
Whiles Willies was focusing on his ‘exodus to Accra’, through breathtaking productions, Wale was also giving ears to the numerous criticisms meted at him regarding his productions. He worked with a couple of producers. By way of collaborations, he met Willies and gave birth to a hit single, ‘Don’t Go There’ in 2016. Since then, the chemistry between the two has reached the heights of envy in the circles of the industry, with the duo churning out several hit singles together. Willies has arguably carved a niche for himself as Ghana’s best producer from 2016. Currently, every musician aspires to be signed in to his groovy productions.
Wale’s achievements cannot be overemphasized; he’s simply the best. I can decide to be silent on that, but I know it’ll be loud in your mind. He’s been Ghana’s finest entertainer since his rebirth in 2012. What’s there to say more?
Both Wale and Willies compliment each other’s shine. Wale’s sound has been better appreciated because of a ‘Willies’ touch. Willies has also achieved a milestone because of his affiliation to the Shatta Movement. However, in spite of this ‘scratch my back I scratch yours’ business relationship, Willies stands to enjoy the lion’s share of blessings. He’s been a better performer on the keys; experimented with multiple genre; regularly being signed on by other artistes; being on awarding lists and enjoying his share of popularity in Africa. His production on Wale’s ‘Taking Over’ has cemented his place in the minds of music lovers. Recently, Falz is rumored to have expressed his interest in working with him after listening to Wale’s ‘Umbrella’. Almost all the hit singles in Ghana are coming from his Takoradi based outfit. His recent banger with Ebony’s ‘Sponsor’ and Kofi Kinaata’s ‘Last Show’ is mind blowing. To say the least, these breakthroughs have been possible because of his link with the man of the moment, Shatta Wale. He’s better positioned to on the ‘shoulders’ of Wale.
God bless the brain that linked the two together.