Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., known professionally as Shatta Wale, is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, actor and CEO of Shatta Movements Empire. He won Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his best known single "Dancehall King", and has appeared films such as Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale, and Shattered Lives. 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 circus for nearly a decade until rebranding Himself in 2013. He began releasing music under a new name, Shatta Wale, under His record label. In 2014, he peaked at number 38 on E.tv's "Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaian" Awards chart. He has since appeared on the chart each year.
|Also known as:||Champion, 1Don|
|Born:||October 17, 1985, Accra, Ghana|
|Genres:||Dancehall, Afrobeat, Reggae, Afropop|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Director|
|Labels:||Shatta Movements Empire, Zylofon Media|
|Associated acts:||R2Bees, Sarkodie, Jahmeil, Alkaline, Mavado, Dammy Krane, Jah Vinci, Shenseea, Davido, Patoranking, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Kwesi Arthur, Samini, Beyoncé, Vybz Kartel, Ebony Reigns, Becca, MzVee|
|Twitter:||Shatta Wale's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Shatta Wale's Facebook profile|
About Shatta Wale
Reggae and dancehall musician most well known for his breakout single "Dancehall King," which won him the title of Artist of the Year at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards. He had previously became known for the pseudonym Bandana.
Throughout school, he adopted the stage named DOGGY until he graduated from high school when he changed the named to Bandana. The release of his debut single "Bandana from Ghana" earned him significant air time in 2004.
In 2014, he was amongst a group of musicians like Reggie Rockstone to be named a brand ambassador for Guinness Ghana Breweries' Made of Black campaign.
He was born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. to Charles Mensah and Mama Elsie. He married Shatta Michy, with whom he has a son named Majesty.
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