Shatta Wale in 2019: achievements and failures

Shatta Wale in 2019: achievements and failures

Whenever the words reggae-dancehall are mentioned, Shatta Wale is one of the people who come to mind as he has amassed great fame in Ghana and beyond. When you talk about any controversy in the secular music industry, every Ghanaian individual, including kids, will name Shatta. He has successfully remained as a waver-maker in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.

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Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr, commonly known by his stage name Shatta Wale is a Ghanaian born reggae-dancehall artist and music producer. He became more popular after winning the title of the Artist of the Year during the 2014 edition of Ghana Music Awards through his popular song dubbed Dancehall King. However, ever since then, he has continued to do exceedingly well in his life and career.

How old is Shatta wale?

Although a majority of people refer to him using his stage name, Shatta Wale, he was born as Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. on 17th October 1984 in Accra, Ghana. How old this reggae-dancehall star? He is 36 years old as of 2020.

Shatta Wale songs 2019

2019 has been a good year for the controversial and dancehall star as he has dominated the entertainment world of music throughout the year. His energy didn’t seem to stop any time soon as we saw him release hit after hit. Throughout 2019, he has remained focused, and his hard work in music production is quite evident. Below is a list of his entire music collection released in 2019.

  • Melissa
  • The Prophecy
  • Badman
  • 2019
  • Jata Bi
  • By All Means
  • Borjor
  • Already
  • The Postman Intro
  • Only One Man
  • California
  • Blessing Upon Me
  • Be Afraid
  • Ay3 Half cast
  • Miami Heights
  • Tournament
  • Vibration
  • 2 Pah Pah
  • God Is Love
  • Island
  • Be Strong
  • Too Much Henny
  • Weekend Love
  • Packaging ft. Medikal
  • Driving License
  • Signboard
  • Life Be Time
  • Heavy Load
  • Shatta with 9
  • Big God
  • Holy Man
  • New Formula
  • Congratulate
  • Way to the Top
  • Store Room
  • Baby
  • Mood 4 Eva
  • Kpokpomi
  • Celebration
  • Oko Niko
  • Do Am For Me
  • What Deh Go On
  • Summer Time
  • I Hate Nonsense
  • Swizz Bank
  • We Gi Dem
  • Bigger

If the list above contains only the songs released in 2019, how many songs does Shatta wale have? Since the beginning of his music career, he has released so many songs that one may wonder if he is aware of the total number of songs he has as at now. Currently, he has slightly over 2,000 songs.

Beyoncé ft Shatta wale

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As we are counting the numerous achievements that Shatta Wale had in 2019, his collaboration with Beyoncé and Major Lazer is one to consider. The hit song dubbed Already was released as part of Lion King, which was a gift collection of tunes inspired and derived from the Disney’s latest live-action film remake.

For those who hoped that the song would be the familiar Major Lazer’s blast sounds, dancehall rhythms, and some sirens, they were in for a rude shock. The collabo has a somewhat muted and radio-friendly clap hits coupled up with some bass bits.

Music awards’ achievement

Shatta Wale had one of his most memorable nights during the second edition of 3 Music Awards that took place at the Fantasy Dome Trade Fair in Accra, Ghana. How many awards has Shatta wale won? Although he has garnered numerous awards during his lifetime career as an artist, he amassed a total of 8 awards during the 3 Music Awards. Below are the categories in which he emerged as the leading artist.

  1. Music Man of the Year Award
  2. Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
  3. Song of the Year
  4. Digital Act of the Year
  5. Video of the Year
  6. Viral Song of the Year
  7. Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year
  8. Fan Army of the Year won by Shatta Movement

How many cars does Shatta wale have?

Shatta Wale declared the number of cars and houses he won during an interview with Takoradi-based Empire FM. Feeling Daddy, the host of the conversation inquired on why he had kept his collabo with Beyoncé as a secret. In his response, he alleged that Ghanaians have the tendency of doubting so much about him.

You know Ghanaians even if you buy a car; they will doubt if it is yours. I have like eight or nine cars, but when I show off, they doubt me, disclosed Shatta.

Although he had remained secretive of his wealth, he came out to disclose that nine expensive cars and three mansions are some of the things he owns. This came after sharing pictures and videos of his fleet of vehicles in a bid to celebrate one of his achievements, featuring Beyoncé’s album.

Shatta wale net worth

Some people inherit wealth from the folks, while others work extremely hard to be at the place they are. Wale is one of the people who is not only living but also dining like a king in the music entertainment industry. He refers to himself as the king of Dancehall music in Ghana.

With the disclosure that he owns nine expensive cars and three mansions, one may tend to wonder just how much he is worth. Currently, his net worth is estimated to stand at $6.2 million. Apart from the amount he makes as a musician, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Shatta Movement in addition to being the brand ambassador for Guinness Ghana Breweries.

Shatta Wales gifts two of his two loyal fans

The latest Shatta Wale news shows that he is a man of his words. Before the end of 2019, he had promised that he would give out two cars to two of the most loyal Shatta Movement fans. From a video clip that was circulating all over the internet, it showed that The Level hit-maker delivered on his promise.

The two lucky winners and Shatta Movement fans were Bilal Larry and Shadrack Amonoo. Although we don’t know the criteria used to select the winners, we sure do hope that it was a fair one, and everyone went home happy.

Shatta Wale beef with Sarkodie

Despite having had a great year in 2019, a majority of his fans and critics have viewed his beef with Sarkodie as one of his biggest failures. The simmering tension between Shatta and Sarkodie had been significant concern over 2019.

Sarkodie hit on Shatta in his ‘Advice’ on his lifestyle while, on the other hand, Shatta did not congratulate Sarkodie on his winning. Sarkodie made history by becoming the first musician to win the title of the Best International Flow (BET) during the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019.

Considering how big of a deal this success was, critics and fans expected Shatta to congratulate Sarkodie, which unfortunately he didn’t. However, in his defense, he explained that he didn’t feel the necessity to congratulate Sarkodie.

Sarkodie is my brother and a friend, whatever issue between us sometimes pertains to showbiz. I believe I haven’t taken any valuable of his. I haven’t stolen his song; in fact, I have done entirely nothing wrong to him; he knows what the problem is, which is none of mine. But when he accepts the fact that he is at fault, why not we are brothers besides I am busy making money, said Shatta.

As much as controversy rules his world, Shatta Wale has remained one of the best reggae-dancehall artists of all time. As much as he had some great achievements and a few failures in 2019, we hope that he will continue to give us nothing but the best.

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