Shatta Wale voted the best dancehall artiste of all time over Shabba Ranks, Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel, Shaggy, others? How?!...

[By: George Awiadem Maclean   EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Multiple award-winning dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, known in private life as Charles Nii Armah Mensah has already taken a huge leap of about 2,155 votes (per the last time we checked) followed by Vybz Kartel with 1,507 votes in an ongoing poll conducted by (See also the photo below)

According to the site, the poll which is simply a “thumb-up” or “thumb-down” voting system seeks to select “the best/greatest dancehall artiste of all time” --- yes, you read right --- from all the big guns anyone can think of in the dancehall fraternity.

They include: Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Buju Banton, Beenie man, Elephant man, Mr. Vegas, Demarco, Super cat, Winky D, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks, Gyptian, Sizzla, Busy Signal and the list goes on and on to include our own Samini, and D’Banj at the bottom of the poll.

The surprise? Of all these greatest artistes that we’ve come to know of in the history of danchall, it is our very own Shatta Wale who tops them all at the moment!

Still surprised??? Well, we have no reason to doubt the credibility or otherwise of the system as it simply relies on a “yes” or “no” vote basis. You don’t need to be super human in order to vote.

And the criterion for selection of artistes to be part of the poll is on the site is very simple: just scroll to the bottom of the page and there, you will see a “box” where you can type or add any other name of a dancehall artiste/band you think is missing in ‘action’. That’s all there is to it, guys! It’s that simple!


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