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Shatta Wale

Singer/Song writer/Performer

Country : Ghana

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Award Statistics

# Category Year State
1 Best African Artist 2020 Won
2 Biggest African Music Exporter 2020 Nominated


Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr popularly known as Shatta Wale was born on the 17th of October 1985.He is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, actor and CEO of Shatta Movement Empire. Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he achieved popularity with his 2004 single, "Moko Hoo", which features Tinny. Then known in the industry as Bandana, the song earned Him a Ghana Music Awards nomination. There afterward, Bandana went missing in the music industry for nearly a decade until rebranding himself in 2013. He began releasing music under a new name, Shatta Wale, under his record label (Shatta Movement Records. He has acted in movies such as Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale, and Shattered Lives. His Featuring on Beyounce's Lion King Album raised him to the global stage.


Mayor of Worcester, Joseph Petty, presented Shatta Wale with the Key to the City on 8 July 2017, in recognition of his contributions in arts. On 18 March 2018, Wale was presented an honoree award for his outstanding contribution to reggae in Ghana and globally at the 37th Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA), in conjunction with the 36th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA). He is brand ambassador for brands such as Guinness, Storm Energy Drink, Infinix Ghana etc. He has four albums as of 2020. His feature on Beyounce's Lion King Album was a big one for him.