Biography of Shatta Wale


Shatta Wale is a renowned Ghanaian Dancehall musician born on born 17 October 1984, in Accra, Ghana.

Before becoming Shatta Wale that everyone knows today worldwide, he was formerly known as Bandana meanwhile his birth name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.

Unlike other musicians who had it easy climbing to the top, Shatta Wale’s journey to become a global name was on a whole different tough level. During his days as Bandana, He gained some little popularity after the release of his first single Moko Hoo featuring then hot cake artist Tiny and received a well deserved nomination at the Ghana Music awards but failed to come out victorious.

He was able to follow up with some other songs like Obaa Yaa and No problem and that was where everyone was convinced there’s a new man in town, however that didn’t prove to be the case as the then Bandana went missing from the music scene for almost a decade.

Shatta Wale

All those moments he went missing, the musician, who is clearly not blown away by the little fame was busy in Jamaica polishing his talent.

He arrived rebranding his stage name from Bandana to Shatta Wale and now shifted his crafts towards dancehall in a Jamaican style of production which led to the revival of the genre again in the country after it was abandoned by some notable names who were into it.

What is even more sweet about his comeback and rebrand was that he now records his own songs under his record label Shatta Movement (SM) Records. He knew hat exactly he wanted to do and started dropping songs aafter songs each and everyday, in fact he is not the kind of artist who make much promotions about his upcoming songs before dropping them.

His actions quickly generated massive love for him from many ghetto youths who were all inspired by his story, this helped him to building a large fanbase he called Shatta Movement Family.

He made a record-setting as a dancehall artist to have won 8 awards at the 2019 3 Music Awards ceremony and In 2019 he was the only Ghanaian to grab a place in Beyoncé’s album Lion King featuring on the song Already which climbed international charts and was nominated at the 63rd edition of Grammy Awards.

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