Addi Self, a former member of the Shatta Movement’s Militant Group, recently disclosed the exact circumstances that disintegrated the SM Militant.
Addi stated that he had expected the militants to defend him when Shatta Wale and his colleague Kweku Smoke got into a fight over a supposedly stolen track in an interview with Felli and KMJ on Accra-based Joy Prime.
According to Addi, the militants’ defiance of Shatta Wale’s request led to their firing and the eventual disintegration of the militant group.
“Kweku Smoke was one of the artists who visited the camp once. He had no problems with Shatta. Although we were present when he arrived at the camp, I had never met or seen Kweku Smoke before.
Because I was not always there, I saw that he was doing things with Shatta when he arrived online. After two months, Kweku Smoke appeared on Live Video and claimed that Shatta had plagiarized his song.
After seeing the video on social media, Addi Self claimed he asked his former boss, Shatta, what the real issue was.
According to him, the Shatta lost it and asked why the militants did not defend him and allow him to respond to Kweku Smoke directly.
“So I saw the live video and went to him and Shatta Wale was like I had to go live and tell the boy my mind. I thought, “Do not you know, I do not know this boy; nobody introduced him to be a part of us when he came here, so I do not want to be involved in that.” My boss was vexed from there. So, that was how it all started. When Kweku Smoke came, he was expecting us to insult him back,” he added.
A few days following the dramatic event, Addi Self claims that Shatta Wale started to ignore the militants and eventually publicly dismissed them.
Because of the way things turned out, he claimed that the breakup had an impact on his music career because he missed out on some friends and collaborations.
He continued by saying that he does not harbor any animosity toward Shatta Wale and is focused on growing his music career despite these incidents, but he will not go back because he does not want to be in charge.