You can’t be a reggae-lover or a general music addict and not know or have heard of Shatta Wale. Well, even if you know nothing about this pop star, and you are just curious about knowing him, you are just about to read all about him on this page. To begin with, Shatta Wale is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician, formerly known as Bardana. In this article, we have covered everything about Shatta Wale starting from his early life, education, his careers, houses, cars and so much more.
Shatta Wale Net Worth, Cars, Houses, And Updated Biography
|Real name||Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr|
|Date of birth||17 October 1984|
|Country of Origin||Ghana|
|Net worth||$13 million – 75,790,000.00 GHS|
|Record label||Shatta Movement Records; Zylofon Music|
|Parents||Mama Elsie, Charles Mensah|
Shatta Wale Early Life And Education
Shatta Wale is his stage name, he was christened Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. He was born in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital on October 17, 1984 to Charles Nii Armah Mensah Sr, a politician, businessman and legal practitioner. Growing up, he lived with his family in Laterbiokorshie, Dansoman and then later Korle Gonno during his formative years. Shatta Wale grew up deprived of motherly love from his mother, Elsie Evelyn Avemegah,who seprated from father because of a ‘counsel’ from a pastor. This deprivation affected his development because according to him, it influenced him to end up on the streets.
Shatta Wale Early Passion For Music
His affinity for arts came alive in early years in school where he acted in a popular Akan drama series; By the Fireside, at the National Theatre of Ghana Shatta Wale attended Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman, a suburb in Accra. His father represented a major catalyst to his love for reggae music by exposing him to the Jamiacan culture. During his formative years, his father was fond of playing Reggae records in the house. His dad also continuously took him to the UK to meet his relatives who were half Jamaicanson his frequent travels.
Shatta Wale would have almost dropped out of high school due to his growing passion for music.But his father, who originally wants him to be a lawyer came in to save the day, forcing him to complete his high school education later in the Volta Region of Ghana which had initially kicked off at the Winneba Secondary School in the Central Region of Ghana.
His unbending love for music caused a rift in his peaceful relationship with his father. Shatta Wale lived in almost all the ghettos (Nima) in Accra just to survive: “There were many times I slept without food. I have been through all the hustle in life, I mean hell. I have lived with the people and became one of their own. No wonder my music easily resonate with people. I am thankful to God for making me see the day light.” he stated in an interview.
Shatta Wale Career
Shatta Wale learned to play keyboard and received routine vocal training at his school’s music class department, then known as Doggy while he attended Winneba Secondary School. He kept on polishing his musical ability, at some point he traveled to Jamaica to master his craft.
At the the early stages of his career, the dancehall genre in Ghana was fairly undeveloped. With street credibility in his favor, he soon gain recognition with his hit single, “Moko Hoo”, which featured fellow Ghanaian musician Tinny in 2004 using Bandana as his stage name. Shatta Wale quckly gained acceptance in the Ghana music space, his hit single was nominated at The Ghana Music Awards in 2004. He soon released other hit songs; “No Problem” and “Obaa Yaa”. Despite his growing fan base, Shatta Wale mysteriously disappeared from the Ghana music space for almost a decade.
Reigniting his career again between 2009-2012, he rebranded his stage name from Bardana to Shatta Wale (which he still bears till date). His continued his career focusing on dancehall in a Jamaican style of production in Nima, a small community in Accra, Ghana, a place that harbors a lot of Muslim youth and ghettos. Youths are usually enamored by his songs; and so they contribute a large portion of those who kept promoting his musical style and lyrics. He started gaining slow attention again with songs like “Telephone No” “Anastasia” “My Eyes Pon Di Money” and others.
His biggest hits after his comeback were Havana”, “Shatta City”, “Enter the Net”, “Everybody Likes My Tin”, and “Dance hall King”. ‘Dance Hall King’ made him go viral, earning him awards. In 2015, he released ‘Wine Ya Waist” featuring Davido, which according to The Guardian, was among its five must-listened new tracks from around the world. He was also the recipient of
Shatta Wale Political Tussle
Shatta Wale’s hit songs; “Mahama Paper” and “Kakai” became political weapons during the elections in Ghana, 2016. Two political parties, National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party used these songs to campaign against each other, under the disguise of the Shatta Movement for NDC. Speaking up for himself during this heated struggle, he said ‘There were some attempts by some members from the political parties to coax him to endorse their party but he did not cling because of his fans’. He threatened to take the matter to court if the perpetrators don’t desist from their actions.
Shatta Wale Endorsement
- In 2014, Wale became a brand ambassador for Guinness Ghana Breweries and as the brand ambassador for Rush Energy Drink
- 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.
Selected Singles Of Shatta Wale
- Like you
- Dance hall king
- True Believer
- Don’t baby my baby
- Give DEm Something
- Thunder Fire
Shatta Wale Net Worth
Shatta Wale is currently the richest and most influential musical artist in Ghana with an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Shatta Wale Cars
Owning and driving luxurius cars is a common chracteristics of every successful musical, and the Dancehall King surely cannot be an exception. He’s found of regularly updating his fleet of luxurious cars and houses in his social media pages. He has boasted of solely owing 9 luxurious cars.
Range Rover will always remain on the top list of cars any accomplished person would love to have adorned his garage. The car itself is a statement of wealth and class. Basic features of the Range Rover include full matrix LED headlights, a panoramic glass roof, auto lights and wipers, a hands-free split power tailgate, a center armrest cooler, and a WiFi hotspot, etc. The car costs an estimated 250,000 Ghana Cedis.
Mercedes Benz S550 and G- Wagon
The brand new car acquired by Shatta Wale, a Mercedes Benz S550, climaxes an impressive 2019 for the star. Shatta Wale announced the new acquisition on his social media by sharing photos of the Benz. When you want to make a bold appearance into a place, a cool ride to help you accomplish this is riding in ith a G-Wagon. On one of his birthdays, Shatta Wale glorified himself with a brand new Mercedes Benz which he got directly from the US. His Mercedes Benz comes with a dazzling design that will almost take your breath away.
There’s a possibility the pop star has more than BMW amongst his luxurious fleet of cars. Shatta Wale said concerning his BMW; ‘a gift for someone special’ which we presume refers to himself.
Shatta Wale Houses
Shatta Wale is a young man who has ‘tasted hell’ and gone through poverty, so he feels just right to spend his wealth on every good thing in life. He owns a huge house, a palatial mansion in a private location in Accra, Ghana worth about $1 million. The house is decked with everything modern and its sure a beauty to behold. Shatta Wale boldly affirms he owns 3 mansions in Ghana.