In what appears to be a further endorsement of the recent insult dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, heaped on Ghanaian journalists, his manager, Bull Dog, has said the radio and television industry has no future and would soon become a thing of the past.
According to Bull Dog, known in private life as Lawrence Asiamah Hansan, “social media is the future” and is bigger than radio and television.
Bull Dog’s statement comes days after his artiste, Shatta Wale, described Ghanaian journalists as “the most foolish” set of journalists he had ever come across. Not only did Bull Dog endorse the insult, he also went on a couple of radio stations to justify it.
The artiste manager has also not heeded to several calls on him to retract the insult and offer an apology.
He rather took to his facebook page on Saturday to write: “someone said radio and television is (sic) bigger than the Internet… and I asked him if it’s true… what are they doing on the Internet? Social media is the future. Radio and television are gradually facing off. Soon it will be history. Big ups to the inventors of social media. Sell yourself out here to the world. Every dial has a jurisdiction; the World Wide Web is limitless.” This statement seems to be in defiance of the calls on him to apologise to the media for the insults.
Last Thursday, Shatta Wale wrote on his facebook wall:
“IN FACT GHANA MEDIA IS THE MOST FOOLISH MEDIA I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE…ANY MEDIA THAT PUBLISHES ANY FAKE NEWS ABOUT ME SHATTA WALE IS A PUSSY…!!! I HAVE SAID IT…PUSSY.”Surprisingly, the first person to like the statement on Shatta Wale’s wall was Bull Dog.
The insult from Shatta and the attitude of his manager have not gone down well with journalists who have had cause to comment on it, but the two seem not to be bothered and insist they stand by their offensive words.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian media has over the years shown a huge support for Bull Dog and his artiste management company, Bullhaus Entertainment.
Several artistes under Bullhaus, including Brimnna, VVIP, 5Five, IWAN, Natural Face, Koo Ntakrah, as well as his BASS Awards, have also enjoyed a lot of media support.
It is not certain what the hitherto cordial relationship between Bullhaus Entertainment and the Ghanaian media would be, going forward.
By Halifax Ansah-Addo (Twitter:@HalifaxAnsahAdd)