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Shatta Wale

  • Real name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.
  • Birthday: 17 October 1984
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Star sign: Libra
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter
  • Height: 5’ 8’’ or 1.78 m

Who is Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artist who is known for his hit singles such as “Dancehall King”, “My Level” and “We Taking Over”. He is also known for his collaboration with Beyoncé on the song “Already” from her album The Lion King: The Gift.

Shatta Wale gained prominence in the Ghanaian music scene and has since become one of the most influential and successful artists in Africa. He has won several awards and accolades, including the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and the Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year at the 2021 International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Career Timeline

Shatta Wale started his music career in 2004 under the stage name Bandana. His debut single “Moko Hoo” was nominated for a Ghana Music Award.

2009: After a brief hiatus, he rebranded as Shatta Wale and made a comeback with the release of his single "Dancehall King," which became a massive hit.

2013: Shatta Wale released his groundbreaking album "After the Storm," which solidified his position as one of the leading figures in Ghanaian dancehall music.

2014: He won several awards, including the Artist of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards.

2017: Shatta Wale released his highly successful album "Reign," which featured hit singles like "Gringo" and "My Level."

He founded his own record label, Shatta Movement Records, and signed a deal with Zylofon Music in 2018.

He collaborated with Beyoncé on the song “Already” from her album The Lion King: The Gift in 2019. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2021.


Shatta Wale has embarked on numerous successful tours, performing across Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Some notable tours include:

  • Shatta Wale Live in London (2016)
  • Reign Concert (2018)
  • Wonder Boy Concert (2019)
  • Shatta Wale Faith Concert (2020)

Songs and Collaborations

Shatta Wale has released a vast catalogue of songs and has collaborated with both local and international artists. Some noteworthy collaborations include

  • “M3gye Wo Girl” feat. Sarkodie (2016)
  • "Hosanna" feat. Burna Boy (2017)
  • "Already" with Beyoncé (2019)
  • “Hajia Bintu” feat. Ara B & Captan (2020)
  • “Why Always Me” feat. Medikal (2022)

Top Shatta Wale Songs

Shatta Wale has released over 200 songs in his career. Some of his most popular songs are:

  • Dancehall King (2013)
  • Kakai (2016)
  • Taking Over (2017)
  • Ayoo (2017)
  • My Level (2018)
  • Already (2019)
  • Melissa (2019)
  • Borjor (2019)
  • Botoe [Listen] (2021)
  • Cash Out (2021)

Relationship Timeline

Shatta Wale was previously in a relationship with Michelle Diamond, also known as Shatta Michy, who is a singer and actress. They have a son together, Majesty. They broke up in 2019 after allegations of domestic violence and infidelity. Shatta Wale has since been linked with several women, including actress Efia Odo, model Hajia Bintu and singer Wendy Shay.

Shatta Wale Cars

Shatta Wale is known for his lavish lifestyle and his collection of luxurious cars. Some cars associated with Shatta Wale include Range Rover Vogue, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and BMW X6.

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