- Full name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr
- Stage name: Shatta Wale
- Age: He is currently 36 Years old
- Date Of Birth: On 17th October 1984
- Citizenship: Ghanaian
- Profession: singer, dancer, songwriter and Sound Engineer
- Status: 2004 till date
- Net Worth: $6.3 million dollar
- Children: 2
Shatta wale’s childhood
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. is his given name; his stage name is Shatta Wale. On October 17, 1984, he was born at the Police Hospital in Accra, Ghana, to Charles Nii Armah Mensah Sr., a politician, businessman, and attorney.
During his formative years, he lived with his family in Laterbiokorshie, Dansoman, and then Korle Gonno.
Shatta Wale’s mother, Elsie Evelyn Avemegah, was separated from her father due to the ‘advice’ of a pastor, depriving him of motherly affection as a child.
According to him, this deprivation harmed his growth because it caused him to end up on the streets.
On-stage shatta wale performance
Between 2009 and 2012, when he revived his career, he changed his stage name from Bardana to Shatta Wale (which he still bears to this date).
In Nima, a small village in Accra, Ghana, that is home to a large number of Muslim youth and ghettos, he resumed his career, focusing on dancehall in a Jamaican style of production.
Youths are usually enamored with his songs, and as a result, they account for a sizable proportion of those who have continued to promote his musical style and lyrics.
With songs such as “Telephone No,” “Anastasia,” and “My Eyes on the Money,” he gradually regained his audience’s attention.
After his reappearance, his most popular songs were Havana, “Shatta City,” “Enter the Net,” “Everybody Likes My Tin,” and “Dance Hall King.”
The success of “Dance Hall King” earned him honors. According to The Guardian, he released “Wine Ya Waist” starring Davido in 2015, which was one of its five must-listen to new tunes from around the world.
Shatta Wale’s Political Controversy
During the 2016 elections in Ghana, the hit songs “Mahama Paper” and “Kakai” by Shatta Wale became political weapons. Under the name of the Shatta Movement for NDC, the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party utilized these songs to campaign against one another.
During this heated conflict, he defended himself by stating, “There were attempts by some political party members to convince him to endorse their party, but he resisted because of his admirers.” He promised to file a lawsuit if the attackers did not cease their behavior.
Shatta Wale’s Early Interest in Music
In his early school years, he acted in a popular Akan theatre series, By the Fireside, at the National Theatre of Ghana, which sparked his interest in the arts.
Shatta Wale attended Seven Great Princes Academy in Accra’s Dansoman neighborhood. His father, by exposing him to Jamaican culture, was a significant contributor to his passion for reggae music.
Throughout his childhood years, his father frequently played reggae music at home. His father also frequently took him to the United Kingdom to meet his half-Jamaican relatives during his numerous travels.
Due to his burgeoning interest in music, Shatta Wale nearly abandoned high school. But his father, who had wanted him to become a lawyer, intervened to save the day, compelling him to complete his high school education in the Volta Region of Ghana, which he had begun in the Central Region of Ghana.
His unwavering devotion to music strained his connection with his father. Shatta Wale resided in nearly all of Accra’s ghettos (Nima) in order to survive: “There were numerous occasions when I slept without food.
I have endured every difficulty in life, including hell. I’ve lived among the people and am now one of them. No wonder people effortlessly connect with my music.
“I am grateful to God for allowing me to see the light of day,” he said in an interview.
Shatta Wale’s Career
While attending Winneba Secondary School, Shatta Wale learned to play the keyboard and received routine vocal instruction in his school’s music class department, formerly known as Doggy.
He eventually traveled to Jamaica to perfect his profession as he continued honing his musical skills.
Early in his career, the dancehall music scene in Ghana was not particularly developed.
With a street reputation in his favor, he quickly gained popularity with his 2004 smash track “Moko Hoo,” which featured fellow Ghanaian singer Tinny under the stage name Bandana.
In 2004, Shatta Wale’s hit single was nominated for a Ghana Music Award. Shatta Wale quickly rose to prominence in the Ghanaian music scene. Soon thereafter, he released the popular songs “No Problem” and “Obaa Yaa.”
Shatta Wale inexplicably disappeared from the Ghana music scene for nearly a decade, despite his huge fan base.
Shatta Wale Automobiles
Possessing and driving beautiful cars is a common theme in popular musicals, and the Dancehall King is no exception.
On his social media platforms, he frequently posts new photos of his fancy automobiles and mansions. He boasted of being the single owner of nine luxury vehicles.
These are the list of shatta wale cars:
- Range Rover Sport
- Toyota Camry
- Porsche Panamera
- Mercedes Benz S550 and G- Wagon
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Hyundai i10
- Toyota Land Cruiser
A Range Rover will always be at the top of any accomplished person’s list of desired vehicles for their garage.
The car itself is a symbol of riches and distinction. Basic Range Rover features include full-matrix LED headlights, a panoramic glass roof, automatic headlights and windshield wipers, a hands-free split power tailgate, a center armrest cooler, and a WiFi hotspot, among others.
The car costs approximately 250,000 Ghanaian cedis.
Shatta Wale’s purchase of a brand-new Mercedes-Benz S550 culminates a successful 2019 for the celebrity.
Shatta Wale announced his new purchase on social media by posting photographs of the Mercedes.
A G-Wagon is a wonderful vehicle to ride in if you want to make a big entrance somewhere.
On one of his birthdays, Shatta Wale celebrated by purchasing a brand-new Mercedes-Benz from the United States. His Mercedes-Benz has a stunning appearance that will practically steal your breath.
There is a possibility that the pop artist has expensive vehicles other than BMWs in his fleet. Shatta Wale stated that his BMW was a gift for a special someone, which we believed to be himself.
Shatta Wale is a young man who has “tasted hell” and endured hardship, so he feels perfectly justified in spending his fortune on all of life’s pleasures.
He owns a gorgeous mansion in a quiet location in Accra, Ghana, valued at over $1 million. The mansion is adorned with every modern amenity and is a sight to behold. Shatta Wale brazenly asserts that he has three mansions in Ghana.
Shatta Wale Albums
Shatta Wale has released numerous albums and numerous hit singles.
- After the Storm (2016)
- Cloud 9 (2017, hip hop mixtape)
- Reign (2018)
- Wonder Boy(2019)
Shatta wale’s singles
- Shame On You
- True Believer
- Ego Taya Dem
- Don’t Baby My baby
- Bend over
- Like You
- Dancehall King (Part 2)
- Affi Di Money
Shatta Wale Personal Life
Shatta is now happily married to his wife Michy, and they have been blessed with two children.