Dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, has quoted Martin Luther King Jnr, in his latest post on social media.
Reciting the age-old motivational message, Shatta Wale wrote that: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well”
His fans on social media, awed by the powerful message from, unarguably, one of Ghana’s top music artistes, reacted in different ways, agyekumprincr reacted by posting “Walle walls u b 2 much”. @banner4 referred to him as the “champion of the whole Ghana”. @rafmillis wrote: “you are truly a King” @halimissaka123wrote: “Shatta Wale, you don't have size in Africa; you have conquered everywhere Shatta no size. @shattawan1 however advised Shatta Wale to keep sweeping the streets of Korle Gonno.
Shatta Wale, has over the years, risen to become one of Ghana's most popular dancehall artists.
The musician shot up to fame in 2004 with his hit single "Bandana from Ghana" which made tremendous hits on the Ghanaian airwaves.
Fast-tracking to recent times, Shatta Wale got his reputation as King of Dancehall music secured after the president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo named him "King of Dancehall music" in a birthday message.
The Dancehall guru’s influence with his large fan base makes him one of Ghana’s highly favored celebrities.
In 2017, Shatta Wale won several international awards including the African Entertainment Awards (USA) where he picked the Best Dancehall Artiste award.