Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artist. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. He claims he is the king of the African dance hall. His most popular song, "Dancehall King", won him Artist of the Year award at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Wale is also an actor, having appeared in the movies Never Say. Never, The Trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives. Having gained street credibility in a rather underdeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he became known for his 2004 single, "Moko Hoo", with Tinny. Later, known in the industry as Bandana, the song earned it a Ghanaian Music Award nomination. Bandana disappeared in the music industry for almost a decade until his rebranding in 2013. He started releasing music under a new name, Shatta Wale, under his label. In 2014, he reached 38th place in E.tv's Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaians.
|Born||October 17, 1984, Accra, Ghana|
|Genres||Reggae, dancehall, Afrobeats|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer, sound engineer|
|Labels||Shatta Movement Records, Zylofon Music|
|Associated acts||Sarkodie, Patoranking, Davido, D-Black, Jah Vinci, Oritse Femi, MzVee, Tinny, Fuse ODG, Alkaline, Edem, Burna Boy, Kwaw Kese, Sista Afia, Aidonia, Shenseea, Mr Eazi, Dammy Krane|
Reggae and dancehall performer best known for his breakout single "Dancehall King", which earned him the Artist of the Year award at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards. Previously, he went by the alias Bandana.
He went by the stage name DOGGY throughout high school until he graduated and changed his name to Bandana. In 2004, his debut single "Bandana from Ghana" garnered him a lot of air time.
In 2014, he was chosen as a brand ambassador for the Made of Black campaign by Guinness Ghana Breweries, alongside Reggie Rockstone [Rapper] and other singers.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. was Charles Mensah's son via Mama Elsie. With his wife Shatta Michy [Instagram Star], he has a son named Majesty.
Singer dancehall. Singer Reggae. Ghanaian record makers