Who is Shatta Wale? A complete Profile of Shatta Wale a Ghanaian musician who is leading the Ghanaian music charts with hit songs all year round.
Shatta Wale is a musician in Ghana also known as Charles Nii Armah Mensah. He first started his music career with the name Bandana which he later changed to Shatta Wale, which has become one of the popular musican stage names in Ghana and Africa as a whole.
Born on the 17th of October 1984, shatta wale has risen to winning the 2014 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the year, a music producer , sound engineer , singer and songwriter.
How it all started for Shatta Wale
Starting with the stage name Bandana, shatta wale released his first track named “Bandana from Ghana” in 2004, this song was played on TV and Radio for quite a long time. This made him quite popular amongst the musicians at the time. He took on the name Bandana after completing Winneba Secondary School in the central region.
Failing to follow up with any good song after the first song, his name vanished into thin air. He didn’t release any track for close to 9 years.
In 2013, having done his home work well and come up with a new name “Shatta Wale”, he released a song called ‘Dancehall king’ which received more air play and virality than his first song. He recieved a lot of interviews and climbed on a lot of stage for shows.
Current Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale has featured a lot of top stars such as Burna Boy, Davido, Sarkodie , Pope Skinny, Patoranking and alot more. in 2016
He released his ‘After The Storm’ album which was launched at the Black Star Square in Accra Ghana. This drew a huge crowd of raving fans.
The Album had hit songs like Chop Kiss, Kakai Holit and others, most of these were hot songs being played on the radio and TV constantly , most pubs and clubs also played it often. Making shatta wale one of the hottest artiste in Ghana today.
Awards and Nominations of Shatta Wale
In 2014, Shatta Wale was nominated for the Maiden GN Bank Awards as the People’s Choice Male Musician of the year.
In 2015 , He was named the 38th Most Influential Ghanaian by E-TV Ghana in E-TV Ghana’s annual survey of influential people in Ghana.
In 2015 , Shatta Wale refused to be nominated for the song of the year Awards organized by charter house because of his feud with the charter house production company.
Some Endorsements secured by Shatta Wale
In 2014, Shatta Wale along musicians like EL, Reggie Rockson and Fuse ODG was named brand ambassador for Made of Black campaign by Guinness Ghana Brewies.
He was also named brand ambassador for Rush Energy Drink.
Shatta Wale in September, 2017 was named advocate for Storm Energy Drink by Kasapreko Company Ltd .
Shatta Wale is an artist that has shown that you can rise once you fall, with determination and hard work you can rise much higher than any current leader. He serves as one of the examples for hard work and drive. We wish you the best in your pursuit of your dreams.