Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has disclosed the rationale behind his hit track ‘Moko Hoo’ which featured rapper Tinny back in 2004.
‘Moko Hoo’ was released in 2004 under his former stage name, ‘Bandana’. The song was the breakthrough for the now finest Dancehall artiste.
In an interview with Onua Showbiz on Saturday, February 10, the ‘Dancehall King’ explained that he used the term as a gospel motivation for the youth. He said the term ‘Moko Hoo’ to wit “None shall pass” was to encourage the youth to believe in God who is the ‘”Moko Hoo of this world”.
He further stressed that the words he used in the song ‘Moko Hoo’ has really impacted his life positively twenty years after the song was released and has helped him to establish himself as an artiste.
“I really want to thank God for where the spirit came from for me to sing ‘Moko Hoo’ that has made me who I am today. I feel like my realities have come to past. Me using Moko Hoo was a gospel term to impact it into the youth of Ghana that if you believe in God who is the Moko Hoo of this life then it means the realities of life will come to you.
“I like to listen to the lyrics of Moko Hoo in my quiet time. Whatever I said in the song is what is happening in my life today. I have really established myself not just as an artiste but a business institution,” he narrated.
According to Shatta Wale, Tinny’s rap lyrics in the song was all “prophecies” which spoke about the future of his music career.
“We set things into reality and it has happened. If you listen to Tinny’s part, the things he said there was all prayers and that is how I feel Shatta music is a gospel song that comes with a modern touch,” he told host Nana Yaw.