Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy should stop faking ‘Patois’ - Mr Logic
Entertainment pundit asks Ghanaian dancehall artists to stop faking “Jamaican Speak”
Ghanaian artiste manager, Mr. Logic, has admitted that he feels sad when he hears Ghanaian dancehall artistes attempting to copy their Jamaican counterparts by trying to speak like them.
He stated that the artistes adopt similar socio-cultural and politically rebellious postures as their counterparts in Jamaica, especially the Jamaican patois, otherwise known as ‘Dread Talk’ and Rasta, ‘rudebwoy’ and ‘rudegyal’ identities.
According to Wikipedia the Jamaican Patois, known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences (a majority of non-English loan words of Akan origin spoken primarily in Jamaica and among the Jamaican diaspora; it is spoken by the majority of Jamaicans as a native language.
Mr. Logic has now advised dancehall artistes like Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy to properly learn it instead of faking it while speaking in an interview on ‘Ryse N Shyne’ with Chelsy Sey on Y 97.9 FM.
"Patois is a dialect, stop faking it in your songs it is painful to listen to. They should listen and learn, have you realized the Dancehall songs that make it on International platforms are usually the sing-along songs?."
He further explained that if patois is not done properly, it makes the dancehall genre look like a violent one,
"It’s a lie that Dancehall is a violent genre, it is not. Even music, in general, is violent, there are songs termed ‘Ekutia Ndwom’ this collection of songs resorts to verbal abuse to carry their messages. Dancehall comes across as violent because the street influence makes it hardcore not violent. Dancehall is not violent," he reiterated.
The artiste manager who has discovered several Dancehall artistes in Ghana then suggested that the Dancehall genre should be on its own as the combination of Reggae and Dancehall is not a proper one.
"Going forward I think Dancehall and Reggae should be separated into two distinct genres. Ras Kuuku is a Reggae artist with some Dancehall flair so it fits him to win the category," he said.