The 2018 edition of Ghana Meets Naija Concert took place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.
Among the key talking points of the annual event was the emergence of dancehall king, Shatta Wale on stage even though he was not part of the originally unveiled artistes for the night. While his appearance may not have come as a surprise to many fans as YEN.com.gh had earlier reported the possibility of Shatta coming to perform as a surprise act, what he really came to do on stage surprised many.
He reconciled with the leader of Nigeria’s delegation, Wizkid, who he had a much-publicised ‘beef’ with on social media somewhere in September 2017. In his attacks, Shatta Wale described Wizkid as no superstar but at the 2018 Ghana Meets Naija, he called the Nigerian musician who introduced him for his cameo appearance as a superstar. As if that was not enough for reconciliation, the two were seen partying together after the concert. In the video which was shared on social media by Shatta Wale, one could see excitement written over his face as he watched Wizkid pop a bottle of champagne.
Social media users have been reacting to the development since the video was uploaded by Shatta Wale. Some thought the reconciliation was a good move for African music and commended the two for burying their differences like @queeneth1001 who said “So Shatta Wale and wizkid are cool now… well that’s great cause beefing doesn’t lead to nowhere but destruction” @roseky001 who praised Shatta saying “Shatta wale understand the Music Industry well. Aims higher and go higher SM X Star boy to the world. One Africa one love. 4lyf is 4lyf ♥ But many others trolled Shatta Wale for being a hypocrite because according to them, Shatta Wale had claimed he did not see Wizkid as a superstar but was obviously starstruck as he hanged out with him. @dandonovan2004 “Now wizkid made you look like an upcoming artist.. See How you they stretch your 2 hands and so nervous.. mtcheww” @udeagbalastanley “It’s clear that shatta is a star boi fan all the noise earlier was just to get noticed��” @the_ballin_monykid “@shattawalenima Your dream come true ooo…Pose for the camera ��” @fantasticstaph “U said u no Dey see wizkid as a super star now see u. U r happy as if you’ve seen God. With all ur too know! Now u see say u fun? U r only bigger than wizkid when it comes to being useless, stupid n arrogant!. Ur mouth is even bigger than ur brain! Speedy recovery fool!!” The exchanges turned into a hot debate with fans defending Shatta Wale while critics blasted him.