Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. on October 17, 1984, is a Ghanaian dancehall musician, songwriter, and actor. He is known for his energetic performances, controversial statements, and his unique blend of reggae, dancehall, and Afrobeat music.
Shatta Wale Music Career
Shatta Wale started his music career in the early 2000s as Bandana with his hit song “Moko Hoo” which gained massive popularity in Ghana. He later went on a hiatus, only to rebrand as Shatta Wale and make a comeback in 2013 with his hit song “Dancehall King”, which won him the Artiste of the Year award at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards.
Since then, Shatta Wale has released numerous hit songs and albums and has won several awards including Best African Dancehall Artiste at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and the Best Male Artiste award at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Apart from music, Shatta Wale has also ventured into acting, appearing in several Ghanaian movies including “Never Say Never” and “Shattered Lives”. He has also been involved in several philanthropic works, including donating to schools and hospitals and sponsoring underprivileged children.
Shatta Wale is one of the most successful and influential musicians in Ghana and has a huge following not only in Ghana but across the African continent and beyond.