Fans of Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been arguing on social media for the past few days after both artistes released songs titled 1Gad and 1 Don respectively.
The argument is based on which of the tracks is better.
A lot of social media comments are indicating that most people prefer Shatta Wale’s 1 Don to Stonebwoy’s 1 Gad — simply because the latter didn’t meet expectations taking cue from the hype he attached to the song before its release.
Now, a new angle of argument has erupted on social media and that is the meaning of ‘Don‘ and ‘Gad‘.
From what we found after carrying out a search on Google, ‘Gad’ means “to go from place to place in the pursuit of pleasure”.
More so, ‘GAD’ also means ‘luck or fortune’ in Hebrew. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Gad is the first son of Jacob.
Furthermore, from the Biblical perspective, Gad means a seer or prophet
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That’s it for ‘Gad’, now, let’s look at ‘Don’.
Breaking down the meaning of Don, it means a ‘University teacher, especially a senior member of a college at Oxford or Cambridge’.
Don is also a Spanish title accorded with someone deemed to be a gentleman. Again, the head of a gang or a mafia family is also referred to as a Don.
So in a summary, 1 Don could mean Shatta Wale is portraying himself as a professor in his field of music or the leader of a gang. And that he’s the number one Don.
Then talking about 1Gad, Stonebwoy could also be portraying that he’s a traveller who hops from one place to another for pleasure purposes. Of course, music gives pleasure, and he has said on a lot of platforms that it’s music that makes him happy.
Evidently, Stonebwoy is one of the Ghanaian musicians who has travelled most — he’s fond of travelling the globe to meet new people in the music field and also for his tours. So the above description of Gad fits him.
Now, talking from the Biblical point of view, the BHIM Nation boss could also be saying that he’s a seer or a prophet of Dancehall who carries luck and fortune.
We see these traits in his words and actions, the BHIM boss is known for his highly spiritual and deep worded tunes. And he has always said that he wants his type of music to transcend generations.
Talking about luck, Stonebwoy has won awards and stepped foot on many platforms that even his ‘seniors in the game’ couldn’t have the opportunity to fulfill. Even though we can attribute these achievements to his hard work, there’s an iota of luck therewith.
Hence, 1 Gad could mean he’s the only lucky seer in his field of music.