There are many different theories on what causes a person to perform deviant behavior, including biological explanations, psychological explanations, and sociological explanations.
Deviant behaviors are relative to society or geographical location.
Examples of deviant behaviors in Ghana are physical or verbal assault, smoking, alcoholism, theft/armed robbery, prostitution, homosexuality, among others.
The fact is that everybody is born different with their genetic behavioral traits and some people also learn certain behavioral patterns from the society in which they were born.
For the past few years, the ‘Dancehall King’ singer, Shatta Wale, has been one artiste who has proven more deviant than any other artiste by his palpable display of arrogance and disrespect for people he thinks have wronged him.
Honestly, for the number of times that Shatta Wale has made public outbursts about things he was not happy about, he has verbally assaulted people in a very rude manner.
He started from Ghana Music Awards when he threw tantrums at the Accra International Conference Centre for not winning an award. Later on he came out to apologize.
He insulted Kaakie, a contender in the awards but later apologized. Again, he took to social media to insult the media and apologized on Pluzz FM.
Of course, he made it clear on Flex on Pluzz with Sammy Flex that what he did at Ghana Music Awards in 2013 was planned.
There are several occasions when what he had he said impugned the integrity of other people, but he cared less. I don’t hate Shatta Wale but if I should critically assess his behavior, I am tempted to believe it has psychological and biological underpinnings.
I think Shatta Wale is naturally rude. It is in his genes. He claims he is a cool and respectful person but that is a big lie. It is a mere subterfuge to blindfold people. What he does go beyond a planned activity. It hinges on his biological and psychological make – up.
His recent unsavory words to Charterhouse not showing his videos on GHOne tell clearly that he is never going to change from insulting people.
Again, I would not condone a deviant act by anyone but if anything Shatta Wale says would not directly harm society, we should let him be. Letting him be doesn’t mean we should hail him for insulting people; it means we should simply ignore him.
That is how he is. That is how he tackles issues. He will say it and later apologize.
Of late, I don’t get shocked or surprised at some of his acts because he does nothing new. Let no one go out to insult him back because if you deal with someone who does things impetuously and comes back to apologize several times, it should tell how consistently inconsistent they are in their thoughts.
Shatta Wale has issues. He raises plausible concerns, but his insults are what generate the antagonism from people. His insults are what society disproves of.
One can only advise that he tones down a bit. But if he won’t tone down, no one can cut off his head.
In fact, it is quite heartrending when young people who are fans of his would be exposed to his abusive language but until what he says is punishable by law, our mores and norms would only rebuke him and he decides whether to budge or not.
If Shatta Wale had a manager who was the polar opposite of him then he possibly would have been changed a bit by now. But Bulldog (his manager) is just like his artiste and so are their followers too.
The chemistry between them works well, so Shatta will continue to insult people until there is a divine intervention in his life.
I presume by now Charterhouse may be very angry at Shatta and may even decide not to involve him in any of their entertainment activities including that Ghana Music Awards but they just need to cool down.
Aside the fact that he is insulting people and our society frowns on that, Charterhouse should also do self–introspection and find which of Shatta Wale’s claims hold some water that they need to work on.
Some of the things he says are real issues that should be critically considered.
Truly, he is unfazed by criticisms and advice to adhere to societal norms so henceforth, Charterhouse should not fume and fret about what he says to them if it has no legal implications.
They should save their hearts from Shatta before they get high blood pressure.