You need to listen to Shatta Wale’s Nana vs Mahama ‘cos it’s worth listening to; even dancing to!
The ever hard working Ghanaian King of Dancehall has released a new single for the two major presidential candidates in Ghana’s 2016 election: John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
It is believed that the new song tagged Nana vs Mahama forms part of Shatta Wale’s Peace Campaign ahead of the December elections. From the lyrics, it is clear that Shatta is using the song to promote peace as well as bridge the dangerously widening rift between supporters of the NPP and those of the NDC.
He likened the ongoing fight between NPP and NDC loyalists to the beef that existed between him and Samini and advised Ghanaians not to engage in such fights.
It is also perceived that Shatta Wale’s Nana vs Mahama aims at buttressing the musician’s neutrality in electioneering activities ahead of the polls. The artiste has since made it clear that he is not endorsing any particular political party, but will rather render any service that will contribute in making the elections peaceful and successful.
Both the NDC and the NPP have been using Shatta Wale’s song during their campaign activities. While the NDC love the ‘Mahama Paper’ song most, the NPP have chosen the ‘Kakai’ track as their favourite.
Flag bearers of the two political parties have also, at one time or another indicated their love and admiration for the ‘Kakai’ hit maker and his songs. We can recall that President Mahama on different occasions said he likes the ‘Kakai’ and ‘Mahama Paper’ songs. Nana Addo has also declared publicly that he is a big fan of Shatta Wale and intends to come into power like ‘Kakai’!
With this overlap, we can rightly say that Shatta Wale’s decision to stand neutral in this year’s election is a nice one which he is obviously reaping the benefits.
Shatta Wale’s Nana vs Mahama was produced by Willis Beatz. In the track, he advised Ghanaians to work hard to make their life what they want it to be instead of relying on politicians. According to him, politicians have a part to play but we have more to do for ourselves. Throughout the song, he called for peace and also urged people to make the right choices at the imminent elections.
Listen to the audio below: