Shatta Wale Biography: Net Worth, Education, Career, Songs, Age (2022)
This article covers Shatta Wale biography, net worth, education, career, age, date of birth, songs, awards, controversy, parents (father & mother) and all you need to know about the Ghanaian dancehall artist.
Shatta Wale Biography
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artist. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best-known singles are “Dancehall King”, “My level” and “We taking over” which led him to win the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Date of Birth, Education, and Early Life
Shatta Wale was born on October 17, 1984, in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital to Charles Nii Armah Mensah Snr and Elsie Evelyn Avemegah. His father is a politician, businessman, and legal practitioner.
Shatta Wale attended Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman, a suburb in Accra, where he demonstrated an affinity for arts and acted in a popular drama series, By the Fireside, at the National Theatre of Ghana.
In 2019, he also had a collaboration with Beyoncé titled “Already” on her album The Lion King: The Gift which was nominated at the Grammy Awards.
In 2021, Shatta was nominated for two awards and won the ‘Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year’ Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).
In 2014, Wale became a brand ambassador for Guinness Ghana Breweries, and as the brand ambassador for Rush Energy Drink.
Not only that, hut in September 2017, Kasapreko Company, producers of several alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Ghana, unveiled Wale as their newest brand ambassador for Storm Energy Drink.
On 17 November 2017, Shatta Wale signed a deal with Boss Baker Beef Roll as the brand ambassador. Infinix Ghana, a smartphone company, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 announced Shatta Wale as its Brand Ambassador.
In October 2021, Shatta Wale allegedly created a hoax that he was shot and was receiving treatments. He later turned himself in due to the police declaring him wanted. He was arrested by the Ghana Police Service for allegedly involving in the creation and circulation of information to create fear and panic.
The dancehall artist was remanded into prison custody for a week. On Tuesday, 26 October 2021, Shatta was granted a GH¢100,000 self-recognizance bail at the court hearing. The case has been adjourned to November 9, 2021.
A fortnight after the artist was released on bail, he got caught in another confrontation with the Police as he stormed out of a meeting with celebrities called at the behest of Ghana’s Police Chief.
Wale complained of unfair treatment at the meeting after all his colleagues were allegedly allowed to use their phones, and he was not. He later reported to the meeting and knelt before the IGP George Akuffo Dampare to ask for forgiveness.
Shatta Wale Songs
Shatta Wale has released so many songs, including; Kakai, Aroma, Like You, Longtime, Dancehall King, Haters, Affi Di Money, Shame On You, Disaster, Patoranking, Zylofon, Like My Thing, Chop Kiss, True Believer, Ayoo, Borjor, 1DON, Ego Taya Dem, Storm, Shito, Performer, Thunder Fire, Prophecy, Don’t Baby My baby, Bend Over, Squeeze, Gringo etc.
Shatta Wale Awards
He has won numerous awards, including;
- 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards: Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
- 2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards: Best Reggae/Dancehall Video, Most Popular Video
- 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards: African Artiste of the Year
- 2014 International Reggae and World Music Awards: Best New Entertainer
- 2015 Golden Movie Awards Africa: Golden Discovery
- 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards: African Male Artiste of the Year
- 2015 Afrimma Awards: Dancehall Artiste of the Year
- 2015 International Reggae and World Music Awards: Best African Song/Entertainer – Chop Kiss
- 2015 African Royal Awards: Best International Act
Shatta Wale Net Worth
Shatta Wale net worth is estimated at $7 million, according to Forbes. This makes him the 23rd richest musician in Africa and the 2nd richest in Ghana after Sarkodie, who has a net worth of $9 million.