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Shatta Wale: Biography, Songs, Albums & Mixtapes

Shatta-Wale

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., (born 17 October 1984) is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artiste. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best-known single is “Dancehall King”, which led him to win the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Wale is also an actor who appeared in the films Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives. Wale’s 2004 recording “Moko Hoo” was nominated for a Ghana Music Award.

In 2014, he peaked to number 38 on E.TV’s “Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaian” Awards chart. He has since then appeared on the chart every year. He was ranked “Most Influential Musician” on social media in 2017. He made a record-setting as a dancehall artist to have won 8 awards at the 2019 3 Music Awards ceremony.

Shatte Wale Songs

Early life

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was born in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital on 17 October 1984 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.


2019–2020

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.

2021-

In 2021, he was nominated for two awards and won the ‘Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year’ Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).

Concerts

He was the first Ghanaian to organize a digital concert on YouTube which was dubbed the Faith Concert. The concert was organized to bring hope to Ghanaians and his global audience at large during the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

He was selected by The Ministry of Communications, Ghana, alongside Highlife musician Kuami Eugene as the headline artistes for the Covid-19 app virtual launch concert held on Monday April 13, 2020. On Saturday 17 October 2020, he threw a massive birthday party, which saw attendance by family and friends at his East Legon residence to mark his 36th birthday.

Accolades

Mayor of Worcester, Joseph Petty, presented Shatta Wale with the Key to the City on 8 July 2017.

On 18 March 2018, Wale was presented an honoree award for his contribution to reggae in Ghana at the 37th Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA), in conjunction with the 36th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA).

Endorsements

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.

Discography
Albums
  • After the Storm (2016)
  • Cloud 9 (2017, hip hop mixtape)
  • Reign (2018)
  • Wonder Boy (2019)
Singles
Year Title Album Ref.
2016 Aroma Currency Year Mixtape
2016 Like You After the Storm
2016 Longtime After the Storm
2016 Dancehall King (Part 2) After The Storm
2017 Haters Unknown
2017 Affi Di Money Unknown
2017 Shame On You Unknown
2017 Disaster African Takeover
2017 Patoranking African Takeover
2018 Zylofon Unknown
2018 True Believer Unknown
2018 Ego Taya Dem Unknown
2018 Storm Unknown
2018 Shito Unknown
2018 Performer Unknown
2018 Thunder Fire Unknown
2018 Don’t Baby My baby Reign
2018 Bend Over Reign
2018 Squeeze Reign
2018 I Regret Reign
2018 If i See Reign
2018 Give Dem Something Reign
2018 Crazy Reign
2018 Amount Reign
2018 Wonders Reign
2018 Rosalinda Reign
2018 Sister Sister Reign
2018 Mama Stories Reign
2018 Gringo Reign
2018 My Mind Is Made Up Reign
2018 Caesar Reign
2018 Exodus Reign
2018 One Way Style Reign
2018 My Level Unknown
2019 Shatta with 9 (feat. 9TYZ) Unknown
2019 Packaging (feat. Medikal) Unknown
2019 Run 4 yuh life Unknown
2019 No Look Unknown
2019 Weather Forecast Unknown
2019 I Hate Nonsense Unknown
2019 Borjor Unknown
2020 Miss Money Unknown
2020 Ahodwo Las Vegas ft Kofi Jamar, Amerado, Ypee, Kweku Flick, King Paluta, Phrimpong & Phaize Unknown
2020 Party with the Stars (Feat. Munga Honorable, Tifa) Unknown

Videography

Year Title Director Ref.
2020 Hajia Bintu (feat. Ara B & Captan) Shatta Wale & PKMI
2019 Island Yaw Skyface
2019 Crazy sesan
201 My level Sesan
2018 Gringo Sesan
2018 Bullet Proof Sesan
2017 Nobody Go Talk Rex
2017 Life Changer Rex
2017 Waitti Will Drey
2017 Ayoo Sire Chopperson
2017 Taking Over Sire Chopperson
2016 Shatta Story Mexx Studio
2016 Krom Aye Shi (Town Make Hot) Lex MacCarthy
2016 Too Sweet Will Drey
2016 Story to Tell Prince Dovlo
2016 Too Much Chemical Prince Dovlo
2016 Kill Dem with Prayers Lex MacCarthy
2016 Kakai Xpress Philms
2016 Baby (Chop Kiss) Lex MacCarthy
2013 Every Body Like My Tin PressPlay Vidz
2015 Gather Around Lex MacCarthy

Filmography

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 Shattered Lives N/A
2014 Never Say Never N/A
2018 “The Trial of Shatta Wale(Kejetia Vs Makola)” Shatta Wale

Awards and nominations

In 2014, Shatta Wale was nominated for the Maiden GN Bank Awards as the People’s Choice Male Musician of the year.

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Reference
2013 Ghana Music Awards Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year – Shatta City Shatta Wale Nominated
2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video “Everybody Likes My Ting” Nominated
4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best Reggae/Dancehall Video Won
Most Popular Video Won
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards African Artiste of the Year Won
African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Male West Africa Nominated
Best Dancehall Artiste Nominated
Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year Won
Best Collaboration of the Year “Hot Cake”
Pope Skinny feat. Shatta Wale
Nominated
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year Nominated
“Fever”
D2 feat. Shatta Wale
Nominated
“Dancehall King” Won
Nigerian Entertainment Awards African Artiste of the Year Won
BASS Awards Best Performer of the Year Won
Best Collaboration of the year D2 ft. Shatta Wale – “Fever” Nominated
Shatta Wale ft. D Black – “Ina the Party” Nominated
Best Video Dancehall “Like My Thing” Won
Dancehall Artiste of the year Shatta Wale – “Enter the Net” Won
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best New Entertainer Shatta Wale Won
Jigwe Awards Jigwe Musician of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Ghana DJ Awards DJ’s Song of the Year Shatta Wale – Dancehall King Won
2015 African Entertainment Awards Best African Reggae / Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale Nominated
African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale Nominated
Swish HQ UK Awards Best Song Shatta Wale & Sonni Bali Nominated
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best Music Video – You Can’t Touch Me Shatta Wale Nominated
3G Awards Publisher’s Choice Award Shatta Wale Won
MOBO Awards Best African Act Shatta Wale Nominated
GN Bank Awards People’s Choice Male Musician Shatta Wale Won
2016 Blogging and Social Media Awards Artiste with the Best Social Media Presence Shatta Wale Won
Golden Movie Awards Africa Golden Discovery Shatta Wale Won
Africa Europe DJ Awards (Italy) Best Song of the Year – Kakai Shatta Wale Won
Nigeria Entertainment Awards African Male Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Afrimma Awards Dancehall Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Africa Youth Choice Awards Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards Ghana Musician of the Year Award – Male Shatta Wale Won
Africa Entertainment Awards – US Best Dancehall Artiste Shatta wale Won
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best African Song/Entertainer – Chop Kiss Shatta wale Won
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best Music Video -Chop Kiss Shatta Wale Nominated
Ghana Kids Choice Awards Best Dancehall Icon of the Year Shatta Wale Won
African Royal Awards Best International Act Shatta Wale Won
Ghana DJ Awards DJ’s Song of the Year – Kakai Shatta Wale Won
African Entertainment Legends Awards African Dancehall Act of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
Ghana Music Awards UK Music Producer of the Year Shatta Wale (Da Maker) Won
Ghana Music Awards UK Most Popular Song – Kakai Shatta Wale Won
Most Popular Song – Chop Kiss Nominated
Reggae / Dancehall Song of the Year – Kakai Nominated
Reggae / Dancehall Song of the Year – Hol’ It Nominated
Reggae / Dancehall Artiste of the Year Won
Album of the Year After the Storm – Shatta Wale Nominated
Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
Ghana Music Awards UK 2018 Raggae/Dancehall song of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best West African Video Chop Kiss – Shatta Wale Nominated
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best African Male Video Chop Kiss – Shatta Wale Nominated
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best African Performance After The Storm – Shatta Wale Nominated
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best African Reggae/Dancehall Video Chop Kiss – Shatta Wale Won
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Reggae/Dancehall Video Shatta Wale Won
4Syte Music Video Awards Most Popular Video Shatta Wale Nominated
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Directed Video Shatta Wale Nominated
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Story Line Video Shatta Wale Nominated
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Male Video Shatta Wale Nominated
4Syte Music Video Awards Most Influential Artiste Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Peace Awards Art for Peace of the Year Shatta Wale Won
muzato emmerson Music Awards People Choice of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Africa Youth Awards Musician of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
Jigwe Awards Jigwe Musician of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
2017 Ghana Music Honours Best Producer Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Music Honours People’s Choice Award Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Naija Showbiz Awards Best Male Act Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Entertainment Awards USA Best Song Shatta Wale-Kakai Won
EMY Africa Awards Man of the Year – Entertainment Shatta Wale Nominated
Ghana Entertainment Awards USA Best Entertainer Shatta Wale Won
African Pride Awards Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Events Awards Best Event Set Up Shatta Wale (After the Storm Concert) Won
Ghana Music Awards UK Afro Beats Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Music Awards UK Collaboration of the Year Shatta Wale ft Addi sef, Captan & Joint 77 Won
Ghana Music Awards UK Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Music Awards UK Afro Pop Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Music Awards UK Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Eastern Music Awards Most Influential Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
African Entertainment Awards (US) Best Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale Won
People’s Celebrity Awards Favourite Male Musician Shatta Wale Won
Ultimate People’s Celebrity Shatta Wale Won
4Syte Music Video Awards Most Popular Video Shatta Wale- Taking Over Won
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Best Male MVP Shatta Wale Nominated
African Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
Digital Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
2018 3 Music Awards Song of the Year Ayoo Won
Song Writer of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Facebook Star of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Male Act of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Music Awards Best Collaboration of the Year Taking Over Won
Dancehall Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
Dancehall Song of the Year Dem Confuse Nominated
Hiplife Song of the Year Ayoo Nominated
Song of the Year Taking Over Nominated
African Entertainment Awards (US) Best Dancehall Act Shatta Wale Won
Ghana Entertainment Awards (US) Best Song Taking Over Won
Best Collaboration Taking Over Won
Best Entertainer Shatta Wale Won
Best Reggae/Dancehall Act Shatta Wale Nominated
2019 Ugandan Music Excellence Awards Best African Music Video Shatta Wale Won
3 Music Awards Viral Song of the Year Shatta Wale-Gringo Won
Highlife Song of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year Shatta Wale-Gringo Won
Digital Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Fan Army of the Year Shatta movement-Shatta Wale Won
Reggae Dancehall Act of the Year Shatta Wale Won
Music Video of the Year Shatta Wale-Gringo Won
Album of the Year Shatta Wale-Reign Album Nominated
Song of the Year Shatta Wale-My Level Won
Male Act of the Year Shatta Wale Won
2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Pending
Highlife Song of the Year Shatta Wale-My Level Won
Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year Shatta Wale-Gringo Won
Afro Pop Song of the Year Shatta Wale – Thunder Fire feat SM Militants Nominated
Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated
Best Video of the Year Shatta Wale – Gringo (Dir Sesan) Nominated
Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year Shatta Wale-My Level Pending
Album of the Year Shatta Wale-Reign Album Nominated
Best African Collaboration Shatta Wale ft Olamide Nominated
Artiste of the Decade Shatta Wale Nominated
Ghana Music Awards UK Reggae Dancehall Artist of the Year Himself Won
Popular Song of the Year “My Level” Won
2020 BreakTudo Awards Collaboration of the Year “Already” Won

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