Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., was conceived October 17, 1984 is a Ghanaian-conceived maker and reggae–dancehall artist. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, but was called Bandana in the past. His most popular tune is “Dancehall King”, which promptly won the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 version of the Ghana Music Awards. Ridge is likewise an entertainer, having showed up in the movies Never Say Never ,The preliminary of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives.
Having accomplished a whole lot in a genuinely lacking Ghanaian dancehall music genre at that point, he accomplished ubiquity with his 2004 single, “Moko Hoo”, which highlights Tinny. At that point referred to in the business as Bandana, the melody earned him a Ghana Music Awards assignment.
Music Career & Early life
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was conceived in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital on October 17, 1984. The child of a couple from Accra and the Volta Region of Ghana, his dad is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Sr, a legislator, specialist and lawful professional.
Shatta Wale went to Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman, a suburb in Accra, where he showed a proclivity for expressions and acted in a well known Akan dramatization arrangement, By the Fireside, at the National Theater of Ghana. Growing up, he lived with his family in Laterbiokorshie, Dansoman and afterward Korle Gonno during his early stages. In a Facebook live video, Wale expressed that he didn’t appreciate protective love and care at the beginning periods of his life in light of the fact that a minister caused a partition between his folks which caused him to stay under his dad’s consideration and later winding up in the city. His mom is Elsie Evelyn Avemegah.
As a kid, his dad acquainted him with the Jamaican culture by playing Reggae records in the house and furthermore persistently heading out with him to the UK to meet his family members who were half Jamaicans. These exposures caused him to create love for music at a youthful age. His extreme enthusiasm to do music caused him to lose enthusiasm for tutoring however his dad constrained him to finish his secondary school training later in the Volta Region of Ghana which had at first commenced at the Winneba Secondary School in the Central Region of Ghana. Indeed, even in school
Shatta Wale’s melodic vocation started during his secondary school days at the Winneba Secondary School where he figured out how to play console and got standard vocal preparing at the school’s music class office, at that point known as Doggy. After auxiliary school, he set aside some effort to chip away at his music. Having accomplished road believability in a genuinely lacking Ghanaian dancehall sort at that point, he before long increase acknowledgment with his hit single, “Moko Hoo”, which highlighted individual Ghanaian artist Tinny in 2004 utilizing Bandana as his stage name. With a rebranded name from Bandana to Shatta Wale, he began another profession which generally annoys on dancehall in a Jamaican style of creation in Nima, a little network in Accra, Ghana, a place that harbors a great deal of Muslim youth and ghettos. It was there he amassed a fanbase, who were affected by him and felt
The Guardian qualified “Wine Ya Waist” including Davido among its five must listened new tracks from around the globe. By 2015, point of fact, he has solidified his place on the worldwide music space as a power to deal with in dancehall music with a strong collection of hit tunes that were accepting universal honors and designations which some incorporates; International Reggae and World Music Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, MOBO and so forth. He visited Europe in 2015, and furthermore had a similar stage with P-Square, Flavor and others at the Wembley Arena in London.
Shatta Wale’s Political Life
In a warmed political environment, Wale got one of the most influential men in Ghana as two greatest ideological groups, National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party utilized his hit tunes; “Mahama Paper” and “Kakai” to run their crusade in the 2016 general political decision. In a random discussion with a questioner, Wale expressed that: There were a few endeavors by certain individuals from the ideological groups to urge him to embrace their gathering however he didn’t stick due to his fans.
There were flags around bearing Shatta Movement for NDC however Wale in a Facebook post clarified that he hosts not embraced any political gathering and all gatherings running their battle under the Shatta Movement Banner should halt or face legitimate activity. In any case, grain didn’t stop for a second to perform for any of the ideological groups as his administration was requested.
Rib marked with Zylofon Music in January 2018. He discharged his third collection, Reign, on October 13 at the Fantasy Dome in Accra, and utilized the event to propose to his long-term sweetheart Michy in front of an audience. The collection accomplished a record for a Ghanaian demonstration by showing up on the Billboard Top World Albums Chart, putting 6th.
Nominations, Honors & Awards
Chairman of Worcester, Joseph Petty, gave Shatta Wale the Key to the City on July 8, 2017, in acknowledgment of his commitments to expressions of the human experience.
In 2014, Shatta Wale was selected for the Maiden GN Bank Awards as the People’s Choice Male Musician of the year. He was additionally named the 38th Most Influential Ghanaian by E-TV Ghana in 2015 in their yearly review of persuasive individuals in Ghana. He is as of now the most Awarded Dancehall craftsman in Africa and one of the most granted dancehall craftsman on the planet
In 2014, Wale turned into a brand diplomat for Guinness Ghana Breweries and as the brand represetative for Rush Energy Drink.
In September 2017, Kasapreko Company, makers of a few drunkard and non-mixed beverages in Ghana, uncovered Wale as their most current brand minister. On 17 November 2017, Shatta Wale marked an arrangement with Boss Baker Beef Roll as the brand represetative. Shatta Wale is assessed to be worth $6.2 million out of 2020.