Dancehall act Samini has, in a cover of Beyoncé’s Hold Up, addressed recent developments in the entertainment industry –the Sarkodie/M.anifest beef, as well as VVIP member Prodigal’s rant concerning Statta Wale’s attempt to mount a rival stage in Nima during Sallahfest this year.
The song, titled Vextra, takes several swipes at the Shatta Movement Empire boss specifically, mostly referring to him as “a faker” and saboteur.
“Cry fi [for] award and pretend they never wanted dem”, he sings, presumably in reference to Statta Wale’s back an forth with VGMA organisers. He also cautions the “ghetto people” about certain artists professing affection for them; “ hold up, they don’t love you like they claim they do, di ghetto a fit learn dis”.
He makes a number of witty references at the Sark-Fest feud; “about to manifest [M.anifest] the truth, every faker get sacked [Sark]” at the song’s beginning, and “ anyway, this track is free you know, pro bono” as sign out.
Samini, earlier this year, publicly resolved to squash whatever hostility existed between himself and Shatta Wale. It is unclear, what really may possibly have caused this U-turn.
Listen to Vextra here:
–Gabriel Myers Hansen (@myershansen on Twitter)/ENEWSGH