A pioneer of the dancehall genre in Ghana and a great musician, Shatta Wale has kept reinventing himself through his music and by changing his name over the years to become the star he is now. He is a corporate mogul, a family man and an entertainer. Hopping from dancehall to reggae and back with ease not many are capable of, Shatta Wale’s star is as bright as the first time it shone if not brighter. Want to know more about this man? Then dig deeper into these 29 curious facts we have prepared for you!
Shatta Wale biography
Shatta Wale has enjoyed massive success in the Ghanaian entertainment industry and the limelight brings with it an understandable curiosity about his life. Here is everything there is to know about Shatta Wale.
1. Who is Shatta Wale?
Shatta Wale’s real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. He is an award-winning Ghanaian producer, reggae and dancehall musician (one of the first to explore the genre) and an actor. Up until 2013, there was no Shatta Wale. He was previously known by a different name for over 9 years. His first hit song, “Moko Hoo”, was released under the stage name Bandana, one he later opted to drop for Shatta Wale.
2. When is Shatta Wale birthday?
Shatta Wale was born on the 17th of October 1984. He was born in Accra, Ghana.
3. How old is Shatta Wale?
Seeing how influential he is, you might ask, ”What is Shatta Wale's age?”. Well, Shatta Wale is 34 years old.
4. Where is Shatta Wale from in Ghana?
If you want to know where Shatta Wale is from, we can start from where he was born. He was born in Accra at the Police Hospital. His parents were from Accra and the Volta region. He spent most of his childhood with his father attending school in Accra. Wale grew up in Laterbiokorshie, Dansoman where his family lived. His family later moved to Korle Gonno, still in the Greater Accra region where he spent most of his formative years. Considering his surname, Shatta Wale is obviously a Ga.
5. Which school did Shatta Wale attend?
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Shatta Wale attended the Seven Great Princes Academy in Dansoman, Accra. He then began his high school studies at Winneba Secondary School where he first developed his passion for music. He, however, did not complete his studies at Winneba Secondary School. That would come later at a different school in the Volta Region.
6. Which university did Shatta Wale attend?
Shatta Wale did not attend a university. He dove headfirst into his music career after finishing high school.
7. Who is Shatta Wale’s father?
Shatta Wale’s father is Charles Nii Armah Mensah. Sr. Charles Mensah. is a prominent politician, businessman and legal practitioner with formidable affiliations in Accra and Volta Region.
8. Who is Shatta Wale’s wife?
Shatta Wale is set to get married to the mother of his son, Majesty. So, what is the name of Shatta Wale wife to be? Diamond Michelle Gbagonah is also popularly known as Shatta Michy. Wale proposed to her on stage during the launch of his third album, Reign at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.
9. How old is Shatta Wale wife?
Shatta Wale’s wife to be, Michelle is currently 25 years old. She was born on May 6th, 1993.
10. Who is Shatta Wale’s son?
Wale has only one child with his fiancée, two-year-old Majesty.
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Shatta Wale music and career
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11. How many songs does Shatta Wale have?
Shatta Wale has released a total of 13 albums and mixtapes over the course of his musical career from 2013. We are considering the music he made under his current stage name only.
- In Death Warrant Riddim (2013) he had one song
- Green Times Mixtape (2014) - 22 songs
- Answers (The Hybrid) (2014) – 35 songs
- Times & Season (2015) – 7 songs
- Foundation (2015) – 25 songs
- Rasta Flex (2015) – 16 songs
- Million Miles Mixtape (2015) – 15 songs
- Up a Road Mixtape (2015) – 13 songs
- Magical Year Mixtape (2015) – 28 songs
- After the Storm (2016) – 22 songs
- Shatta Wale (2017) – 9 songs
- Reign (2018) – 17 songs
You will notice this list also excludes songs he has done on collaborations for other artist’s album, that is because those are only features. The list above brings a total of 210 songs by Shatta Wale over a period of 5 years.
12. How many awards has Shatta Wale won?
Shatta Wale is one of the most awarded musicians and personalities in Ghana. He has won a total of 60 awards and has been nominated for close to double that figure. These awards include both domestic and international accolades he has received over the years.
13. Who is Shatta Wale’s manager?
Wale is managed by Julio Cyriano Olympio. He manages the business side of his musical career and generally stays out of the limelight. He was formally managed by Nana Asiamah Hanson-Bulldog who lest following changes in Shatta Movement.
14. Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy – who is the best?
The answer to this is subject to personal bias. However, going by the sheer volume of music made and the number of awards won, Shatta Wale in the lead. Stonebwoy has won a considerable number of awards and has been nominated for even more. He most notably won the VGMA Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year Award for four years in a row.
15. Shatta Wale and Sarkodie – who is the best?
The two artists are in two different genres, they are however both entertainers. Shatta Wale has more songs than Sarkodie so in this sense he is the better artist. If the volume is not enough to go on let us look at the awards won, Wale is the runner up with 60 awards to Sarkodie’s total of 77 awards out of 140 nominations. The two acts have worked on a few songs together and are both equally talented.
16. What are Shatta Wale’s best songs 2018?
Shatta Wale has released close to 20 songs this year. Among them are a number of major hits that have taken over the airwaves. Here is a list of the best songs by Shatta Wale in 2018:
- Shatta Wale – Tribute
- Shatta Wale – Disaster
- Shatta Wale – Ayoo
- Shatta Wale – Forgetti
- Shatta Wale – Taking Over
- Shatta Wale – Freedom
- Shatta Wale – Dem Confuse
- Shatta Wale – Umbrella
- Shatta Wae – Low Tempo
- Shatta Wale – Starboy
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17. How much does Shatta Wale charge for a show?
Shatta Wale charges GHC 200,000 for a single performance.
18. How much is Shatta Wale worth?
Shatta Movement Records has been incredibly successful. This has led many to ask wonder: how rich is Shatta Wale? Even more direct, how much money does Shatta Wale have? According to Forbes, Shatta Wale is worth $6.2 million.
19. Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale – who is richer?
Shatta Wale is richer than Stonebwoy who has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million. Stonebwoy has had less time in the industry but through better deal-making, he has a net worth that closely rivals Wale's. only time will tell how long Wale will stay at the top.
20. Shatta Wale and Sarkodie – who is richer?
Sarkodie might not be the most decorated of the two artists but he has certainly made more money than Shatta Wale. He has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million. There are very few artists like Shatta Wale and Sarkodie who have money in such amounts from their musical careers in Africa.
21. Samini and Shatta Wale – who is richer?
This is yet another artist that has had great commercial success alongside Shatta Wale in Ghana. Shatta Wale is, however, the richer of the two. Wale has enjoyed more success both in music and in the corporate world putting him above Samini.
22. Wizkid and Shatta Wale – who is richer?
In the last year, Wizkid has been arguably the best African artist around the world. He has the bags to show for it. A comparison of Shatta Wale and Wizkid who is the richest artist places Wizkid ahead of Shatta Wale with 12 a net worth of 12 million dollars.
23. Criss Waddle and Shatta Wale – who is richer?
The correct answer is that they are equally wealthy but according to the lifestyles they live and the flashy car collections they each own, the two are not far apart. It is hard to make a clear distinction of Criss Waddle and Shatta Wale who is rich with no information on actual figures of Waddle’s net worth.
24. Becca and Shatta Wale – who is richer?
Becca is the richer of the two artists topping this list of the richest artists in Ghana by Yen.com.gh. This is despite Shatta Wale’s heavy investment in his label, Shatta Movement Records and his deal with Zylofon Music.
25. Asamoah Gyan and Shatta Wale – who is richer?
Former International football sensation Asamoah Gyan has an estimated net worth of $23 million making him richer than Wale by a factor of more than three. Asamoah Gyan enjoyed a very illustrious career at the top of English football which is popular worldwide and known for the insanely high wages players get weekly.
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Shatta Wale house and cars
26. How many cars does Shatta Wale have?
Shatta Wale has a collection of four cars including a BMW M3, Maserati, and a Chevrolet Camaro. Shatta Wale's car collection will definitely keep growing as the years go by and he continues to grow his bank account too.
27. Where is Shatta Wale’s house?
Shatta Wale has a mansion in Accra, the city where he was born and raised. He showed off his car collection and mansion in a video.
28. How much is Shatta Wale’s house?
Shatta Wale's yellow mansion in Accra has an estimated value of $1 million. Well above the value of all his cars combined. Seeing the house, you would not be surprised at the price.
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Shatta Wale controversies
Like every other A-list celebrity, Shatta has had his fair share of controversy. From dis tracks to beefs with his fellow rappers and also prophesies about his death made by several pastors.
29. Which Pastor said Shatta Wale will die?
A Kumasi based Pastor, Prophet E. K. Mensah of Christ Vision Prayer Ministry earlier in the year predicted that Shatta Wale would die by the end of the year. This prediction came soon after the death of Ebony reigns. Yet another Pastor, Prophet Nana Kofi Yirenkyi commonly referred to as Jesus One Touch gave a contradicting prediction. He says that Shatta Wale is not going to die soon but instead live up to 90 years of age.
There are many ups and downs in the life of an artist of Shatta Wale’s status. He has risen to the top of his industry from the bottom of the pile. He embodies the motto for many, “Be too good they cannot ignore you.” Shatta Wale will continue to have more success undoubtedly, and this will bring more controversy, more stories to tell and more facts will keep emerging throughout his life.