Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. also known as Shatta Wale, is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall musician and producer born on 17th October 1984. Shatta Wale is famous because of the hit song “Dancehall King” which made him win the Artist of the Year in 2014. He is famous for his biggest song "Dancehall King" which was a breakthrough hit. Ghanaians believe that he is a dancehall king. He also acted in a movie known as Never Say Never.
Shatta Wale's profile
Born: 17th October 1984
Age: 33 years
Origin: Accra, Ghana
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Musician and movie actor
Famous for: Reggae music
Net worth: $ 10 million as of 2017
Shatta Wale's biography
Shatta Wale was born on 17th October 1987. He is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall musician and producer. Charles Mensah is his father while Madam Elsie is his mother. Shatta Wale's parents wanted their son to pursue law instead of music. Since his childhood, he has been practicing music. After finishing his high school level in 2004, he produced his first hit song "Bandana from Ghana." He is a founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Shatta Movement. Shatta Wale has managed to act in a movie Never Say Never which featured Edward Kufuor, Charles Kofi Bucknor, and Paulina Oduro.
Shatta Wale's career
Shatta Wale began recording and writing music when he was in high school. He was not planning to drop out just like other musicians because his parents valued education so much and they did not like his idea of being a musician. A former reggae musician, Yoggy-Doggy, was an inspiration to Shatta Wale which made him start out his career with the name Doggy.
Shatta Wale was known in the music industry at first as Bandana. In 2004 he featured Ghanaian musician Tinny in his song. He then released his own song known as Bandana. The song made him win a prize in the Ghana Music Awards in the same year. After the award, he released some songs including "No Problem" and "Obaa Yaa." He then went missing in the music industry until when he came back in 2013. He released songs such as "Shatta City," "Havana" "Enter The Net," "Every Body Likes My Tin," and "Dancehall King" all of which became hits in Ghana and around the world. By 2015, he had established a firm foundation in the global music scene as a King of African Dancehall.
Between 2016 and 2018, he was considered as one of the most influential individuals in Ghana as two political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress used his songs "Kakai" and “Mahama Paper" to run their campaign in 2016 general elections. Some members from one of the political parties coaxed the musician to endorse their party. The musician made it clear on Facebook that he has not endorsed any party and he warned the parties to stop using his songs in their campaigns.
In 2017 and 2018, Shatta Wale stayed atop on charts. He, therefore, continued to dominate the music industry in Ghana by releasing songs like "Low Tempo" ft Shatta Michy, "Dem Confuse," "Taking Over," "Ayoo" "Forgetti" ft Millitans, Pope Skinny and Natty Lee, "Bumper" and “Hossana" ft Burna Boy.
Shatta Wale's family
Shatta Wale's parents
Shatta Wale enjoys a warm relationship with his parents. His father Nii Akramah Mensah has been trending in Ghana because he was endorsed as new chief of Ngleshie Amanfro. Both the father and son share a tight bond. The musician is also the favorite son of his mother. Shatta Wale once shared a picture of a car he bought his mother during her birthday.
Shatta Wale's wife
Shatta Wale and his wife Shatta Michy got married in a traditional wedding. They both have one kid known as Majesty. About Shatta Wale wife biography, it is possible that there are concerns over who is Shatta Wale wife? She is an artist and social media star known as Diamond Michelle or Shatta Michy. She is the only one known as Shatta Wale's wife. She was born on May 6th, 1994. She met her husband when she was seventeen and they started having a relationship on the first day. Shatta Wale and his wife got married, and they are blessed with a son known as Majesty. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in Marketing at Wisconsin University. She completed her secondary education at Mfantsiman Girls in the Central Region, along with celebrities such as Nadia Buari and Yvonne Nelson. She plans to further her education by studying law in order to be a renowned Lawyer.
Shatta Wale's kids
Shatta and Michelle have one kid known as Majesty. Shatta Wale has also claimed that he has two more children with different women. Speaking on UTV’s Atuu, Shatta Wale claimed that he has three children with three different women. The other two children have not been in the public domain because he stopped interacting with their mothers.
The net worth of Shatta Wale
The estimated net worth of Shatta Wale is $ 10 million as of 2017. Most of his wealth was earned through music. As the CEO of Shatta Movement and brand ambassador for Ghana Breweries, he earns a lot to sustain his lavish lifestyle.
Shatta Wale house
Shatta Wale new house is estimated to cost $1 million. The musician bought the mansion at East Legon. He shared pictures of the house including a swimming pool on Facebook. The musician also claims that he has another house within Ghana. This could be a possibility because he can afford it.
Shatta Wale's cars
Music really pays. Shatta Wale cars collection is an evidence of this. The star is always flaunting with a fleet of luxurious vehicles. The cars owned by the star include a Range Rover, a G Wagon, Toyota Camry, and Chevrolet Camaro. Most recently, the musician added three vehicles to his fleet of cars which are Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Maserati.
Indeed, money is not a problem for the most controversial musician. Some people may doubt whether Shatta Wale is the richest musician in Ghana. However, his wealth and property pproove otherwise. It is easy to see that Shatta Wale is living his best life.
Shatta Wale's songs
Shatta Wale hit songs
The top ten songs by Shatta Wale include:
- Taking Over feat. Joint 77, Addi Self, Captan
- Hosanna feat Burna Boy
- Low Tempo feat Shatta Michy
- Forgetti feat Joint 77, Addi Self, Pope Skinny, Captan & Natty Lee
- Don’t Go There
Shatta Wale old songs
- Cocoa Season
- Shatta City
- Enter The Net
- Every Body Likes My Tin
- Dancehall King
- Story To Tell
Shatta Wale awards
Shatta Wale has won many awards since he joined the music industry. For example in 2014, the African Artist of the Year Award and the Best Performer of the Year Award were scooped by Shatta. In 2015, he won many awards including the following:
- International Reggae and World Music Awards
- 3G Awards
- MOBO Awards
- GN Bank Awards
- Blogging and Social Media Awards
- Golden Movie Awards Africa
- Africa Europe DJ Awards (Italy)
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Afrimma Awards
- Africa Youth Choice Awards
- City People Entertainment Awards USA
- Africa Entertainment wards (USA
In 2016 and 2017, Shatta Wale was nominated as the Dancehall Artist of the Year in Ghana Music Awards. He also won:
- The Collaboration of the year category
- The artiste of the year category
- The Afro Pop Artiste of the Year
- Reggae Dancehall artiste of the Year.
In 2018 has won the following awards:
- 3 Music Awards – Male Act of the year
- 3 Music Awards– Song of the year-Ayoo
- 3 Music Awards – Songwriter of the year
- 3 Music Awards – Facebook Star of the year
- VGMA-Best Collaboration – Taking Over
Pics of Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale's latest news
Shatta Wale has expressed disappointment on how the government is being run specifically how the youths are treated. According to him, the politicians have disappointed the youths as they are continuously complaining. He, therefore, claimed that if the youths call on him to contest as a presidential candidate, he will not think twice. He believes that if he becomes the president of Ghana, he will change the lives of the youths.
Shatta Movement is my cult
Shatta Wale's critics on social media are claiming that he belongs to a different religion. He publicly said that the claims were not true. He said that his success is as a result of hard work and believing in God. He added that he is not a Freemason and that he is a true Christian who believes in God. He mentioned that the only cult he belongs to is his Shatta Movement group.
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Source: Yen Newspaper