Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., popularly known by her stage name Shatta Wale is a prolific singer, songwriter and performer in Ghana. His genre of music is Reggae –Dance hall which he performs both in his native language and English. Shatta Wale who was formerly know by the name Bandana has performed on world stage with top African and international artistes. He is one of the best Reggae/ Dancehall artistes in Ghana. He is best known for his song “Dancehall King” which has won him a lot of awards.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was born in Accra a town in Ghana. His Father is a politician, businessman and legal practioner . Shatta Wale did his pre secondary school education at Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman. He lived with his family growing up. His Father introduced to the Jamaican culture at a very young age by playing Raggae records and continuously traveling to see their relatives who are half Jamaican in UK. This exposure also helped his interest in music which later led to him traveling down to Jamaica to perfect his Dancehall skills and pursing his music career.
Shatta Wale’s major breakthrough came after the release of his first single “Moko Hoo” featuring tinny. He was then known by the stage name Badana. Although music for him had started for him in high school, the song became so popular it won him major awards. Badana went missing in the music scene for close to a decade and then came back re-branded with the name Shatta Wale. After going to Jamaica to perfect the act of Dancehall, he came back churning out hit song and thus the name Shatta Wale became a household name.
Shatta Wale since his debut has released hit songs like Borjor, Hosanna, Ayoo, Bullet Proof just to mention a few. He has also released major albums that have gone platinum since the time of his debut, albums After the Storm, Cloud 9, Reign. This is one artiste that has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry.
Shatta Wale since debuting has won herself various awards both in Ghana and International, among this is the Kora awards and Ghana music awards. He has also gotten various nominations for his work. Shatta Wale has gotten himself endorsement deals from top brands both in Ghana and Internationally. She has also collaborated with top artistes around the World. He is also the most influential artiste on social media.
Shatta Wale’s Net worth is estimated at 6.2 million dollars. This is calculated from payments for show performances, album sales, endorsement deals, Properties and investments owned by him. This artiste has done well for himself financially and is one of the top artistes in Ghana to reckon with. Here are the best songs by Shatta Wale.
- TIME NO DEY
- MY LEVEL
- THE PROPHECY
- HOSANNA FEATURING BURNA BOY
- BULLET PROOF
- THUNDER FIRE FEATURING SM MILLITANT
Shatta Wale is one artiste that has done very well for himself in his genre. He is one artiste that is capable of dropping hits. What do you make of our list? Share thoughts in the comment section below.