Shatta Wale Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career, Movies, Net Worth

Shatta Wale Biography
Shatta Wale is a Ghanaian actor, singer, songwriter and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shatta Movement Empire.
He is not only one of the biggest African singers, but also among the few African artistes that have featured American singer, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter in a song. He has also won multiple awards, including the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his best known single 'Dancehall King'.
We'd be seeing Shatta Wale's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, relationship status, education, entertainment career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you'd love to know about him.
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Shatta Wale Profile

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Full name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.
Stage name: Shatta Wale
Date of birth: 17th October 1984
Age: 36 Years (2020)
Place of birth: Accra, Ghana
Residence: Accra, Ghana
Parents: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Sr, Elsie Evelyn Avemegah
Nationality: Ghanaian
Education:  Winneba Secondary School
Relationship status: Engaged to Shatta Michy
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, director, actor
Genres: Dancehall, Afrobeat, Reggae, Afropop
Instruments: Vocals, keyboard
Years active: 2013–present
Net worth: $6.2 million

Shatta Wale Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was born on the 17th of October, 1984 in Accra, Ghana into the family of Charles Mensah and Mama Elsie. His father is a popular politician, businessman and legal practitioner.

Shatta Wale had his education at Seven Great Princes Academy (SGPA), a private educational institution located at Dansoman, a suburb in Accra. During his days at SGPA, Charles he demonstrated an affinity for arts and acted in a popular drama series, By the Fireside, at the National Theatre of Ghana.

Shatta Wale's dad introduced him to the Jamaican culture at a very early by playing Reggae records in the house. They were also continuously travelling to the United Kingdom to meet his relatives who were half Jamaicans. These exposures greatly influenced his love for music.

In fact, his intense passion for music made him lose interest in schooling but his father (who wanted him to become a lawyer) forced 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. He later travelled to Jamaica to polish and master his dance hall craft. 

Entertainment Career

Shatta Wale began his musical career during his high school days at Winneba Secondary School. He first started by learning how to play keyboard and also received routine vocal training at the school’s music class department, then known as Doggy.

On completing secondary school, he started taking out time to work on his music and within a few years, started achieving street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time. In 2004, he released a single, 'Moko Hoo' with fellow Ghanaian musician Tinny and it was a hit. It also earned him a nomination at the 2004 Ghana Music Awards.

'Moko Hoo' was followed by 'No Problem' and 'Obaa Yaa'. They also made waves in the Ghana entertainment world and received massive airplay.
Note: Shatta Wale started his music career with Bandana as his stage name.

After the sudden fame, Bandana went missing from the Ghana music circus to reappear in 2009 as Shatta Wale. On his return, he started a new career which largely bothers on dance hall in a Jamaican style of production in Nima, a small community in Accra, Ghana.

He released numerous songs, including 'Anastasia', ''My Eyes Pon Di Money and 'Telephone No' and in no distant time, started gaining attention again. According to Wikipedia, he released songs almost every day on his social media handles. The songs were also free to download.

2013–2015 saw another boost in Wale's career as he released songs like 'Dance hall King', 'Havana', 'Enter the Net', 'Shatta City' and 'Everybody Likes My Tin'. The songs, which were well received in Ghana helped him grown into an international figure. In 2014, he successfully toured the United States and Canada. The same year, he also became a brand ambassador for Guinness Ghana Breweries.

In 2015, Shatta Wale featured Nigerian singer, Davido in a song titled 'Wine Ya Waist'. The song which was qualified by The Guardian among its five most listened new tracks from around the world also made waves in Ghana.

Wale's songs were also receiving numerous international and African awards like MOBO, International Reggae & World Music Awards, and the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He also toured Europe in 2015 and shared the same stage with P-Square, Flavor and others at the Wembley Arena in London.

In 2017, Shatta Wale was named at 27 in the C. Hub Magazine's 100 most influential creatives an annual cumulative rating for Black creatives around the world by the magazine. Other stars that made it to the list include Akon, Stormzy and Anthony Joshua. He also toured the US to promote 'After the Storm' and travelled to Jamaica to shoot videos for projects he had jointly done with some producers there. The same year, he also became a brand ambassador for Kasapreko Company, producers of several alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Ghana.

In 2018, he got sighed with Zylofon Music. he also released his third album, 'Reign' on the same year. He used the occasion of the album launch which took place at Fantasy Dome in Accra to propose to his longtime girlfriend Shatta Michy on stage. The album made great waves and even appeared on the  Billboard Top World Albums Chart.

In 2019, Shatta Wale collaborated with Beyoncé on a song on her 'The Lion King: The Gift' titled 'Already'. The album climbed international charts and was nominated at the Grammy Awards. He also featured on the compilation album of the Reggae Edition of The Tropical house Cruises to Jamaica.

In July 2020, Beyoncé released the official video to 'Already' and Shatta Wale appeared on it. The song has already gotten more than 8 million views in less than 5 days after its release.

As an actor, Shatta Wale has been featured in several movies, including; 'Never Say Never', 'Shattered Lives' and 'The Trial of Shatta Wale(Kejetia Vs Makola)'.

Personal Life

Shatta Wale revealed that he didn't enjoy motherly love and care at the early stages of his life because of a pastor that caused a separation between his parents. This made him remain under his father's care and later ending up on the streets.
He proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Shatta Michy in 2018, during the launch of his third album, 'Reign' at Fantasy Dome in Accra.

Shatta Wale Net Worth

Shatta Wale is one of the richest singers in Africa. In 2018, Ghana Web revealed that Wale could earn up to $744,000 annually if If Kakai makes it on the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6.
He also has numerous endorsement deals with several brands like Guinness Ghana Breweries, Rush Energy Drink, Storm Energy Drink, Boss Baker Beef Roll and Infinix Ghana.
According to NigerianWiki.xyz, Shatta Wale has an estimated net worth of $6.2 million.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Shatta Wale on:
Instagram @ShattaWaleNima
Twitter @ShattaWaleGH

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