Until about the middle of this year, he was only floating on the fringes of popularity in this country but the man now known as Shatta Wale has suddenly become one of the most recognisable names on the music scene.
Real name, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr, Shatta Wale used to be known as Bandana. He claims the masses are singing and dancing to his songs because he has been working extremely hard in recent times to produce good songs.
Two singles he dropped over the last few weeks, Dancehall King and Enter The Net, seem to have gone down very well with many music lovers. Other recent singles under his name include Ice Scream, One Girl In A Million and Prepare.
Shatta Wale admitted that his outburst at the last Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) for not winning any award brought him to the attention of many people; the interest in him could not have been sustained without good songs to his credit.
He said though the singles out now had been released already in clubs and online, it is their rotation on radio and his videos on television that have immensely boosted his popularity.
Shatta Wale said he was grateful to his many fans for solidly rallying behind him anytime he performed.
“I don’t joke with my fans because they made me who I am today. I owe everything to them but I am thankful to God for bringing me this far.”
Currently, being managed by BullHaus Entertainment, Shatta Wale said he was not happy about event organisers who now use his name to promote their events without his knowledge.
The Dancehall King hit- maker said he records most of his song at his studio in Nima, Accra.
According to him, his latest album, The Answers, is nearing completion. The album features D-Black and other prominent musicians.
Shatta Wale’s previous albums are Moko Hoo, No Problem, Road To Success, Mr Capable, Rasterflex and Redial.