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About

Shatta Wale is no doubt the “King of Dancehall”. He’s had so much success and is loved but also hated in equal measure. His songs resonate with lots of people which probably explains their popularity. However, his tone and bragging nature rub people the wrong way. Shatta Wale has well-documented beef with industry colleagues and just about anyone who seems to do better than him. His love life is also one that courts attention. Why is he this controversial? Here's Shatta Wale's biography.

Personal Life

What is the real name of Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale whose real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. is one of the biggest reggae-dancehall musicians in the country. Shatta Wale, aged 37, was born on 17 October 1984 in an Accra hospital to his parents, Charles Senior Mensah and Elsie Evelyn Avemegah. 

His parents separated when he was still young. Hence, he mostly lived with his father who influenced his love for music. His dad played reggae music at home as well as take him to meet his relatives who are half Jamaican in the United Kingdom. This led to his love for reggae music.

Shatta Wale's love for music led to a rift between Shatta Wale and his father. After high school, he decided to pursue music against his father's will. Consequently, Charles Senior Mensah threw him out of his house. Shatta Wale had to live that period of his life in the streets. He was in the ghettos of Nima but eventually, made his music work for him. 

It seems that Shatta Wale and his father are on good terms now. He also serves as his advisor. 

Schooling

Which secondary school did Shatta Wale attend?

Shatta Wale got a very good education. His father is a big proponent of education and made sure that his son went to school and completed his education. He attended Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman. 

It’s here that Shatta Wale immersed himself in the arts. His talent was evident to the point that he earned a role in a series “By The Fireside” shown on the National Theatre Ghana. From there, Shatta Wale went to Winneba Secondary school where he furthered his love for the arts.

Which university did Shatta Wale attend?

Shatta Wale chose to pursue his music career against his father’s will. His father wanted him to pursue law but his love for music was irresistible. It’s not really clear whether he’s gone to college.  

Career

When did Shatta Wale start his music?

Shatta Wale’s interest in music was sparked by his father's love for reggae music. He started to practise arts when he was in school. The availability of music lessons allowed him to train his vocals and learn how to play the keyboard. 

Post his High School, he focused on music and in 2004, released his first-ever hit single “Moko Hoo”. He made his debut with the name Bandana. The song was so successful that it won him his first nomination for the Ghana Music Award. The other songs he made were “No Problem” and “Obaa Yaa” followed. 

Comeback

Bandana as he was known then took a long break from music. He resurfaced in 2013, again, with his current name, Shatta Wale. Shatta is a Jamaican word that means Gangster. Wale is the short form for World Alerted Lyrical Entertainer. During his absence from music, Shatta Wale said that he was in Jamaica to learn more about dancehall.

He returned to the scene and performed songs like “Telephone No”, “Anastastia”. He then went on to perform some of his biggest hits “Dancehall King”. It won him the Artiste of the Year Award at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards.

From then on. Shatta Wale’s career took off. 

In 2014, Shatta Wale did a collaboration with Nigerian artist Davido “Wine Ya Waist”. It went on to be voted as the most listened to music by the Guardian. 

By 2015, Shatta Wale was being recognised internationally with awards and nominations. For example from International Reggae & World Music Awards.

In 2017, he was named the Most Influential Musician on social media.

Shatta Wale has gone on to record with international artists like Beyonce in “Already”, Vybz Cartel “Mansa Musa”, Alkalines ATM Remix and Shensea “The Way I Move”

How many songs does Shatte Wale have?

Shatta Wale has released an endless list of songs since his career started. He has about 11 albums to his name, released between 2014 and 2020.

Shatta Wale's Albums

2020: Mannacles of a Shatta

2019: Wander Boy

2016: After the Storm, Shatta Wale

2015: Magical Year Mixtapes, Foundation, Rasta Flex, Times & Season

2014: Answers (The Hybrid), Green Times Mixtapes

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who is the best?

Well, hardcore fans of Shatta Wale will vouch for Shatta. Likewise, Stonebwoy fans will vie for him. Who is best between the two depends on the criteria used to judge both. Whether it’s their profile, industry presence, awards, net worth, number of albums or songs, or the size of their fan base, it’s highly a matter of opinion. 

Throughout this comprehensive Shatta Wale biography, we have provided comparisons between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale. Go through it and fill in the gaps.

Who is Shatta Wale's manager?

Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog was Shatta Wale’s manager. The two have had a topsy turvy relationship. Shatta Wale announced a couple of times that he sacked Bulldog only for him to work with him again. But it seems like Shatta finally settled on the decision. 

What did Wizkid say about Shatta Wale?

When Shatta Wale jibed Nigerian artists when he said he didn’t need them to sell out a stadium in Ghana for his events, Nigerian artist Wizkid made his opinions known. He de-escalated the situation and called for unity amongst African artists.

Actor

Did you know that Shatta Wale has participated in three films? "Never Say Never", "The Trial of Shatta Wale" and "Shattered Lives".

Shatta Wale's Relationship

Celebrities' love life is always one of the most interesting aspects of following them. And when they are open to dish out the information, it's even better. Shatta Wale is one who shares a lot about his life on social media. 

The “Dancehall King” has been single since he separated from his long term girlfriend Diamond Michelle Gbagonah in 2019 but recently, he’s announced that’s he’s found love once again. 

This is yet another relationship for Shatta. His previous romantic engagements have been unsuccessful. Let’s start with his most recent.

Who is Shatta Wale's wife?

Currently, Shatta Wale doesn’t have a wife. He hasn’t married any woman he’s been with. Diamond Michelle Gbagonah was his long term girlfriend and even though Shatta referred to her as “wife”, the two never walked down the aisle. 

According to Michelle, fondly known as Shatta Michy, the two met on Facebook. At the time, she says Shatta was not as wealthy but she stood by him. She loved the risk of being with him. She also revealed that they intended to have a fling but ended up in a long term relationship. 

Shatta Wale and Mitchy have a son named Majesty. He was born on 11 July 2015. 

The pair have since separated for undisclosed reasons. 

Previous relationships

In one of his interviews, Shatta Wale said he “needs to have queens around him because he is a king”. He even used King Solomon as an example. Well, he’s had a string of rumoured relationships with the following women, although he just refers to them as “sweet girls”. 

TV Presenter Efia Odo, actress Kisa Gbekle, musician Sista Afia, and a South African socialite Ndlovu.

Shatta Wale's Children  

Apart from his son Majesty, Shatta Wale has two other children with two other baby mamas. His other son’s name is Jedidah. He is said to be living in the United Kingdom with his mother. 

Shatta Wale has a daughter named Charrisa. She was born on 10 July 2010.  

Shatta Wale's Family

Who is Shatta Wale's father?

Shatta Wale’s father Charles Senior Mensah is a politician, businessman and lawyer. He has an affinity for reggae music. He was very strict about Shatta Wale’s education that he pressured him to finish his high school education. Charles Senior had envisioned a law career for his son only for him to back out of it and pursue music.

In 2018, Charles Mensah condemned preachers who “prophesied” his son’s death. He took issue with the way the message was delivered. Consequently, Shatta Wale’s father filed a report at the Criminal Investigation Department in Ghana.

Shatta Wale’s mother Elsie Evelyn Avemegah, is a businesswoman. He separated from his father when Shatta Wale was still young. 

Shatta Wale has three sisters. He shared that two of his sisters are based in London while one is in Ghana.

Shatta Wale's Controversy

Shatta Wale doesn’t hold back. He says it as it is. As a result, he tends to rub people the wrong way. His sense of grandeur is also something that has led to feuds with fellow celebrities. Here are Shatta Wale’s controversies.

Ghana Music Awards

If you listen to Shatta Wale, you’ll hear him say that he doesn’t care about awards. However, back in 2013, when he lost the Dancehall Artiste of the Year to Kaakie, he stormed out of the awards ceremony. Shatta Wale went on to abuse the event organisers CharterHouse, and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He even made an entire song, "Letter To Charter House" to express his displeasure. 

Later on, Shatta Wale apologised to Charter House. 

Shatta Wale vs Stonebwoy

The rivalry between two of the biggest Ghanaian dancehall artists, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy started long before they became household names in the music industry. Stonebwoy dominated a contest “Battle Days” that both took part in. 

Since Shatta Wale rebranded himself, from Bandana to Shatta Wale, in 2012 he’s enjoyed continued success. Stonebwoy followed and also climbed to the top. This fuelled their rivalry and started the never-ending debate of Ghana’s true Dancehall King. 

Shatta Wale is very consumed with his beef with Stonebwoy. Many times, he’s the one who sparks or keeps a feud going through his social media posts or media interviews. They’ve even reconciled publicly but then fell out all over again.

For instance, in 2015, Stonebwoy invited Shatta Wale to the stage after he won an award in a public show of unity. However, it was not the turning point that many would have hoped for. 

In 2018, they were at it again. Fans were treated to an exchange of words on social media and in interview broadcasts. Shatta Wale even proceeded to make a song “No Mercy For The Cripple” aimed at Stonebwoy who has a knee condition that forces him to limp. 

Things further escalated when Shatta Wale, who fondly stirs up this beef, stated that Stonebwoy turned him down for a collaboration. Stonebwoy was infuriated. Not just with this allegation but also with another where Shatta Wale insinuated that he was responsible for his mother’s death. For Stonebwoy, he won’t work with Shatta “as if nothing happened.”

The rift continues and the Ghana Music Awards was the battleground once again between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Stonebwoy was on stage receiving his award after he won the Dancehall of the Artist during the 2019 Ghana Music Awards when Shatta Wale invaded it. Stonebwoy pulled out his gun. This led to a premature end of the show. 

This led to the arrest of the two artists. Later, the shows' event organiser Charter House banned the two artists indefinitely and stripped them of their awards. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture stepped in and the ban was lifted in February 2021. The two artists can submit entries for the awards. 

Shatta Wale vs Sarkodie

Sarkodie is the other musician that Shatta Wale is beefing with. Their feud supposedly began when Sarkodie traded a shoot with Shatta Wale for a Nigerian artist. Sarkodie did not respond to these claims. 

In another incident, Shatta Wale accused Sarkodie of backstabbing him on an agreement they had. According to Shatta, they had been booked by an international company to perform outside the country. They had agreed on a fee. Afterwards, Sarkodie went on to accept a lower rate without his knowledge. This led to the end of the agreement. 

All the while as Shatta Wale made these allegations, Sarkodie kept his cool. His response to Shatta Wale broke the airwaves. In a song titled “Advice”, he addressed Shatta Wale’s claims. 

In an interview, Sarkodie revealed that as much as he wants to have the good old times back with Wale, he cannot ignore everything and pretend they are fine. This is the reason why he came up with the song “Advice”

Shatta Wale vs Wizkid

Shatta Wale just can’t keep himself out of the news. This time he went international with one of Nigeria and Africa’s biggest artists, WizKid. Shatta Wale went on record saying that he doesn’t consider Wizkid a superstar. He further said that he won’t get star struck if he met Wizkid. 

Shatta Wale vs Burna Boy

Shatta Wale took a dig at Nigerian artists on a social media post in which he stated that he didn’t need them to fill up a stadium for his event in Ghana. Burna boy jumped in and stated that African artists should work together and not divide the continent. 

Of course, Shatta Wale got back. He challenged Burna Boy to a contest. The latter asked for a fistfight to which Wale subtle declined. He stated that he respected Burna Boy’s mother and wouldn’t physically fight him. He went on to claim that the Nigerian sexually assaulted some women. 

As Wale was ready to further escalate the tension, Burna Boy moved on and did not get back to any of his comments.

Gunshot Prank

Shatta Wale caused panic when news filtered through that he had been shot by unknown men outside his house in East Legion. His spokesman confirmed the reports and said that Wale was receiving medical attention. Later on, it was revealed that all this was a prank. The dancehall musician was arrested alongside other men.

Which pastor said Shatta Wale will die?

Prophet Cosmos Walker Affran of Cosmos Ministries “prophesied” the untimely death of Shatta Wale and asked people to pray for him. He attributed his prophecy to the “hatred” that Shatta Wale is facing. 

Shatta Wale's Cars

How many cars does Shatta Wale have?

Shatta Wale has some of the best cars money can buy. He’s lined-up up to nine top of the range cars in his garage. He’s been gifted some of the cars he owns. Here is the list:

2017 Mercedez Benz G-Wagon - gifted by Nathaniel Kwabena

2018 Toyota Highlander, 2018 Mercedez Benz C-Class and a BMW - all gifted by fans

Dodge Charger car 

2 Range Rovers - a 2021 version

2021 Range Rover

Maserati 

Cadillac Escalade

How much is Shatta Wale Rolls Royce?

Just as Nigerian singer Davido was flaunting his Rolls Royce, Shatta Wale announced his return to social media with a bang. He unveiled his newly acquired Rolls Royce which is estimated to have cost him upwards of $330,000. 

However, fans are in doubt as to whether Shatta Wale owns the Rolls Royce. Some opine that it might be for a music video. Nonetheless, the musician stated in a radio show that he indeed owns all of his nine luxurious cars including the Rolls Royce. 

Shatta Wale trolls Davido’s Rolls Royce

As that happens, Shatta Wale swiped at Davido for flaunting his black Rolls Royce. Davido’s Rolls Royce cost him over $400,000. The reggae-dancehall artist stated that he does not depend on his father’s wealth to buy things. Rather, he uses his own money. Davido’s father is a wealthy businessman hence the comments from Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale's House

Well, if Shatta Wale has nine cars, then he must have even a bigger house to accommodate them all. He revealed that he owns three mansions, one located at an undisclosed location in the capital, Accra.

Shatta Wale's Net Worth

How much is Shatta Wale worth?

Shatta Wale is one of the richest musicians in Ghana. His net worth is estimated to be $6.2 million. He makes his money through his music, endorsement deals and the business he runs. 

Shatta Wale and Wizkid, who is the richest?

Both Shatta Wale and Wizkid appeared on the Forbes List of the top 30 richest Africans in 2021. WizKid is in the top 10. His net worth is calculated at $21 million. Shatta Wale ranks 23rd with a net worth of $6.2 million.

Thus, according to Forbes, Wizkid is far richer than Shatta Wale.

Samini and Shatta Wale, who is richer?

Samini is a respected reggae and dancehall artist. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $2 million. This means that Shatta Wale is richer than him with a net worth of $6.2 million.

Criss Waddle and Shatta Wale, who is richer?

Criss Waddle’s net worth is not clear but he is reported to be worth around $1 million. Chances are the Shatta Wale is richer than Criss Waddle.

Shatta Wale and Sarkodie, who is richer?

Sarkodie is a popular name in the music scene. In fact, he is one of the richest musicians in the country. He tops some of the Ghanaian rich lists with an estimated net worth of $9 million. With arch-rival Shatta Wale at $6.2 million, Sarkodie is richer.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who is richer?

Stonebwoy's net worth as of 2021 is about $3 million whilst Shatta Wale’s stands at $6.2 million. Shatta is richer than Stonebwoy.

Awards & Recognition

Over the course of his career which spans over a decade, Shatta Wale has received numerous awards. If you are wondering “How many awards does Shatta Wale have?” here is the answer to that. Shatta Wale has over 71 recognised awards for his name. He’s received 120 nominations.

How many international awards has Shatta Wale won?

Shatta Wale has been globally recognised for his music. He has collected numerous international awards. He won his sixth International Reggae and World Music Awards in 2021 to become the first African artist to reach that tally. He’s also won the Ghana Music Awards UK and Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who has more awards?

Shatta Wale claims that he has more than 150 awards to his name. Well, most people aren’t convinced despite the numerous titles he has to his name. Reports indicate that he has 71 recognised awards and 120 nominations. 

Stonebwoy on the other hand has some 25 awards to his name, far less than Shatta Wale. Even so, Stonebwoy has won the BET Awards for the Best International Act - Africa. 

He became the first male Ghanaian and dance-hall singer to clinch the prize. He’s also been nominated for the same. 

Shatta Wale and Wizkid, who has more awards?

Is there an awards list that lacks the name of Wizkid? His music is loved in Nigeria and across the continent. This shows in the types of awards that he has won over the years. Wizkid has won some of the most prestigious awards globally including BET Awards, Grammys Awards, and The Headies Awards amongst others. 

WizKid had definitely won lots of awards but the exact figure of his total is not clear. Some put it at over 30, over 40 and even over 80. Therefore, with Shatta Wale’s having 71 recognised awards, we can’t really make a comparison. 

Shatta Wale and Sarkodie, who has more awards?

Sarkodie has been named the most awarded musician in the country. He has amassed over 100 awards with more than 176 nominations. Ghana Music Awards, BET Awards for Best International Act - Africa 2012, BET Hip Hop Awards Best International Flow 2019, EMY Awards for Best Entertainer in 2016 are just some of the accolades to his name.

At this point, you can definitely tell that he has won more glamorous awards than Shatta Wale and has more in total than his nemesis.

Shatta Wale’s Awards

It’s a long list.

2020

Digital Act of the Year

2019

Best African Music Video - Ugandan Music Excellence Awards

Viral Song of the Year - 3 music awards

Reggae/dancehall song of the year - 3 Music Awards

Digital Artiste of the Year -  3 Music Awards

Fam Army of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Reggae/dancehall act of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Music Video of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Song of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Male Act of the Year - 3 Music Awards

2018

Song of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Song Writer of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Facebook Star of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Male Act of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Best Collaboration of the Year - Ghana Music Awards

Best Dancehall Act - African Entertainment Awards - US

Best Song - Ghana Entertainment Awards - US

Best Collaboration - Ghana Entertainment Awards - US

Best Entertainer - Ghana Entertainment Awards - US

2017

Best Producer - Ghana Music Honours

Best Male Act - Ghana Naija Showbiz Awards

Best Song - Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Best Entertainer - Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Artiste of the Year - Africa Pride Awards

Best Event Set Up - Ghana Events Awards

Afro Beats Song of the Year - Ghana Music Awards UK

Collaboration of the Year - Ghana Music Awards UK

Artiste of the Year - Ghana Music Awards UK

Reggae/Dancehall of the Year - Eastern Music Awards

Best Dancehall Artiste - African Entertainment Awards US

Favourite Male Musician - People’s Celebrity Awards

Ultimate People’s Celebrity - People’s Celebrity Awards

Most Popular Video - 4Style Music Video Awards

In 2016, 2015, and 2014, Shatta Wale won similar awards.

Social Media

Shatta Wale Instagram: @ShattaWaleNima 

Shatta Wale Twitter: @ShattaWaleGH 

Shatta Wale Facebook: Shatta Wale (Shatta Movement)

Q&A

How old is Shatta Wale’s wife?

Shatta Wale does not have a wife. He divorced his most recent wife Diamond Michelle Gbagonah who is 27 years old. She was born on 6 May 1994.

What is the net worth of Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale has a successful music career. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $6.2 million. 

What school did Shatta Wale attend?

Shatta Wale went to Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman and Winneba Secondary school.

How old is Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale was born on 17 October 1984 which makes him 37 years old.

How much does Shatta Wale charge for a show?

In a YouTube interview, Shatta Wale disclosed that he charges between $48,000 - $96,000 for a  local show. When he performs outside the country, his rate card is $70,000 per show. This also depends on the number of hours he’s been booked for.

How many awards has Shatta Wale won in his life?

Shatta Wale has won over 71 awards and received 120 nominations throughout his career.

Where is Shatta Wale from?

Shatta Wale was born in Accra Ghana at Police Hospital.

Which tribe is Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale was born in Accra but his parents' roots can be traced back to the Ewe tribe from the Volta region.

What is Shatta Wale's real name?

Shatta Wale’s real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.

Also known as:
Bandana
Real name:
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.
Occupation:
Reggae-Dancehall musician, Producer, Actor
Birthday:
17 October 1984
Nationality:
Ghanaian
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Accra, Ghana
Height:
5’6

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image of Shatta Wale biography. Cars, house, net worth, family, relationships
Also known as:
Bandana
Real name:
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.
Occupation:
Reggae-Dancehall musician, Producer, Actor
Birthday:
17 October 1984
Nationality:
Ghanaian
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Accra, Ghana
Height:
5’6

About

Shatta Wale is no doubt the “King of Dancehall”. He’s had so much success and is loved but also hated in equal measure. His songs resonate with lots of people which probably explains their popularity. However, his tone and bragging nature rub people the wrong way. Shatta Wale has well-documented beef with industry colleagues and just about anyone who seems to do better than him. His love life is also one that courts attention. Why is he this controversial? Here's Shatta Wale's biography.

Personal Life

What is the real name of Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale whose real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. is one of the biggest reggae-dancehall musicians in the country. Shatta Wale, aged 37, was born on 17 October 1984 in an Accra hospital to his parents, Charles Senior Mensah and Elsie Evelyn Avemegah. 

His parents separated when he was still young. Hence, he mostly lived with his father who influenced his love for music. His dad played reggae music at home as well as take him to meet his relatives who are half Jamaican in the United Kingdom. This led to his love for reggae music.

Shatta Wale's love for music led to a rift between Shatta Wale and his father. After high school, he decided to pursue music against his father's will. Consequently, Charles Senior Mensah threw him out of his house. Shatta Wale had to live that period of his life in the streets. He was in the ghettos of Nima but eventually, made his music work for him. 

It seems that Shatta Wale and his father are on good terms now. He also serves as his advisor. 

Schooling

Which secondary school did Shatta Wale attend?

Shatta Wale got a very good education. His father is a big proponent of education and made sure that his son went to school and completed his education. He attended Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman. 

It’s here that Shatta Wale immersed himself in the arts. His talent was evident to the point that he earned a role in a series “By The Fireside” shown on the National Theatre Ghana. From there, Shatta Wale went to Winneba Secondary school where he furthered his love for the arts.

Which university did Shatta Wale attend?

Shatta Wale chose to pursue his music career against his father’s will. His father wanted him to pursue law but his love for music was irresistible. It’s not really clear whether he’s gone to college.  

Career

When did Shatta Wale start his music?

Shatta Wale’s interest in music was sparked by his father's love for reggae music. He started to practise arts when he was in school. The availability of music lessons allowed him to train his vocals and learn how to play the keyboard. 

Post his High School, he focused on music and in 2004, released his first-ever hit single “Moko Hoo”. He made his debut with the name Bandana. The song was so successful that it won him his first nomination for the Ghana Music Award. The other songs he made were “No Problem” and “Obaa Yaa” followed. 

Comeback

Bandana as he was known then took a long break from music. He resurfaced in 2013, again, with his current name, Shatta Wale. Shatta is a Jamaican word that means Gangster. Wale is the short form for World Alerted Lyrical Entertainer. During his absence from music, Shatta Wale said that he was in Jamaica to learn more about dancehall.

He returned to the scene and performed songs like “Telephone No”, “Anastastia”. He then went on to perform some of his biggest hits “Dancehall King”. It won him the Artiste of the Year Award at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards.

From then on. Shatta Wale’s career took off. 

In 2014, Shatta Wale did a collaboration with Nigerian artist Davido “Wine Ya Waist”. It went on to be voted as the most listened to music by the Guardian. 

By 2015, Shatta Wale was being recognised internationally with awards and nominations. For example from International Reggae & World Music Awards.

In 2017, he was named the Most Influential Musician on social media.

Shatta Wale has gone on to record with international artists like Beyonce in “Already”, Vybz Cartel “Mansa Musa”, Alkalines ATM Remix and Shensea “The Way I Move”

How many songs does Shatte Wale have?

Shatta Wale has released an endless list of songs since his career started. He has about 11 albums to his name, released between 2014 and 2020.

Shatta Wale's Albums

2020: Mannacles of a Shatta

2019: Wander Boy

2016: After the Storm, Shatta Wale

2015: Magical Year Mixtapes, Foundation, Rasta Flex, Times & Season

2014: Answers (The Hybrid), Green Times Mixtapes

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who is the best?

Well, hardcore fans of Shatta Wale will vouch for Shatta. Likewise, Stonebwoy fans will vie for him. Who is best between the two depends on the criteria used to judge both. Whether it’s their profile, industry presence, awards, net worth, number of albums or songs, or the size of their fan base, it’s highly a matter of opinion. 

Throughout this comprehensive Shatta Wale biography, we have provided comparisons between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale. Go through it and fill in the gaps.

Who is Shatta Wale's manager?

Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog was Shatta Wale’s manager. The two have had a topsy turvy relationship. Shatta Wale announced a couple of times that he sacked Bulldog only for him to work with him again. But it seems like Shatta finally settled on the decision. 

What did Wizkid say about Shatta Wale?

When Shatta Wale jibed Nigerian artists when he said he didn’t need them to sell out a stadium in Ghana for his events, Nigerian artist Wizkid made his opinions known. He de-escalated the situation and called for unity amongst African artists.

Actor

Did you know that Shatta Wale has participated in three films? "Never Say Never", "The Trial of Shatta Wale" and "Shattered Lives".

Shatta Wale's Relationship

Celebrities' love life is always one of the most interesting aspects of following them. And when they are open to dish out the information, it's even better. Shatta Wale is one who shares a lot about his life on social media. 

The “Dancehall King” has been single since he separated from his long term girlfriend Diamond Michelle Gbagonah in 2019 but recently, he’s announced that’s he’s found love once again. 

This is yet another relationship for Shatta. His previous romantic engagements have been unsuccessful. Let’s start with his most recent.

Who is Shatta Wale's wife?

Currently, Shatta Wale doesn’t have a wife. He hasn’t married any woman he’s been with. Diamond Michelle Gbagonah was his long term girlfriend and even though Shatta referred to her as “wife”, the two never walked down the aisle. 

According to Michelle, fondly known as Shatta Michy, the two met on Facebook. At the time, she says Shatta was not as wealthy but she stood by him. She loved the risk of being with him. She also revealed that they intended to have a fling but ended up in a long term relationship. 

Shatta Wale and Mitchy have a son named Majesty. He was born on 11 July 2015. 

The pair have since separated for undisclosed reasons. 

Previous relationships

In one of his interviews, Shatta Wale said he “needs to have queens around him because he is a king”. He even used King Solomon as an example. Well, he’s had a string of rumoured relationships with the following women, although he just refers to them as “sweet girls”. 

TV Presenter Efia Odo, actress Kisa Gbekle, musician Sista Afia, and a South African socialite Ndlovu.

Shatta Wale's Children  

Apart from his son Majesty, Shatta Wale has two other children with two other baby mamas. His other son’s name is Jedidah. He is said to be living in the United Kingdom with his mother. 

Shatta Wale has a daughter named Charrisa. She was born on 10 July 2010.  

Shatta Wale's Family

Who is Shatta Wale's father?

Shatta Wale’s father Charles Senior Mensah is a politician, businessman and lawyer. He has an affinity for reggae music. He was very strict about Shatta Wale’s education that he pressured him to finish his high school education. Charles Senior had envisioned a law career for his son only for him to back out of it and pursue music.

In 2018, Charles Mensah condemned preachers who “prophesied” his son’s death. He took issue with the way the message was delivered. Consequently, Shatta Wale’s father filed a report at the Criminal Investigation Department in Ghana.

Shatta Wale’s mother Elsie Evelyn Avemegah, is a businesswoman. He separated from his father when Shatta Wale was still young. 

Shatta Wale has three sisters. He shared that two of his sisters are based in London while one is in Ghana.

Shatta Wale's Controversy

Shatta Wale doesn’t hold back. He says it as it is. As a result, he tends to rub people the wrong way. His sense of grandeur is also something that has led to feuds with fellow celebrities. Here are Shatta Wale’s controversies.

Ghana Music Awards

If you listen to Shatta Wale, you’ll hear him say that he doesn’t care about awards. However, back in 2013, when he lost the Dancehall Artiste of the Year to Kaakie, he stormed out of the awards ceremony. Shatta Wale went on to abuse the event organisers CharterHouse, and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He even made an entire song, "Letter To Charter House" to express his displeasure. 

Later on, Shatta Wale apologised to Charter House. 

Shatta Wale vs Stonebwoy

The rivalry between two of the biggest Ghanaian dancehall artists, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy started long before they became household names in the music industry. Stonebwoy dominated a contest “Battle Days” that both took part in. 

Since Shatta Wale rebranded himself, from Bandana to Shatta Wale, in 2012 he’s enjoyed continued success. Stonebwoy followed and also climbed to the top. This fuelled their rivalry and started the never-ending debate of Ghana’s true Dancehall King. 

Shatta Wale is very consumed with his beef with Stonebwoy. Many times, he’s the one who sparks or keeps a feud going through his social media posts or media interviews. They’ve even reconciled publicly but then fell out all over again.

For instance, in 2015, Stonebwoy invited Shatta Wale to the stage after he won an award in a public show of unity. However, it was not the turning point that many would have hoped for. 

In 2018, they were at it again. Fans were treated to an exchange of words on social media and in interview broadcasts. Shatta Wale even proceeded to make a song “No Mercy For The Cripple” aimed at Stonebwoy who has a knee condition that forces him to limp. 

Things further escalated when Shatta Wale, who fondly stirs up this beef, stated that Stonebwoy turned him down for a collaboration. Stonebwoy was infuriated. Not just with this allegation but also with another where Shatta Wale insinuated that he was responsible for his mother’s death. For Stonebwoy, he won’t work with Shatta “as if nothing happened.”

The rift continues and the Ghana Music Awards was the battleground once again between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Stonebwoy was on stage receiving his award after he won the Dancehall of the Artist during the 2019 Ghana Music Awards when Shatta Wale invaded it. Stonebwoy pulled out his gun. This led to a premature end of the show. 

This led to the arrest of the two artists. Later, the shows' event organiser Charter House banned the two artists indefinitely and stripped them of their awards. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture stepped in and the ban was lifted in February 2021. The two artists can submit entries for the awards. 

Shatta Wale vs Sarkodie

Sarkodie is the other musician that Shatta Wale is beefing with. Their feud supposedly began when Sarkodie traded a shoot with Shatta Wale for a Nigerian artist. Sarkodie did not respond to these claims. 

In another incident, Shatta Wale accused Sarkodie of backstabbing him on an agreement they had. According to Shatta, they had been booked by an international company to perform outside the country. They had agreed on a fee. Afterwards, Sarkodie went on to accept a lower rate without his knowledge. This led to the end of the agreement. 

All the while as Shatta Wale made these allegations, Sarkodie kept his cool. His response to Shatta Wale broke the airwaves. In a song titled “Advice”, he addressed Shatta Wale’s claims. 

In an interview, Sarkodie revealed that as much as he wants to have the good old times back with Wale, he cannot ignore everything and pretend they are fine. This is the reason why he came up with the song “Advice”

Shatta Wale vs Wizkid

Shatta Wale just can’t keep himself out of the news. This time he went international with one of Nigeria and Africa’s biggest artists, WizKid. Shatta Wale went on record saying that he doesn’t consider Wizkid a superstar. He further said that he won’t get star struck if he met Wizkid. 

Shatta Wale vs Burna Boy

Shatta Wale took a dig at Nigerian artists on a social media post in which he stated that he didn’t need them to fill up a stadium for his event in Ghana. Burna boy jumped in and stated that African artists should work together and not divide the continent. 

Of course, Shatta Wale got back. He challenged Burna Boy to a contest. The latter asked for a fistfight to which Wale subtle declined. He stated that he respected Burna Boy’s mother and wouldn’t physically fight him. He went on to claim that the Nigerian sexually assaulted some women. 

As Wale was ready to further escalate the tension, Burna Boy moved on and did not get back to any of his comments.

Gunshot Prank

Shatta Wale caused panic when news filtered through that he had been shot by unknown men outside his house in East Legion. His spokesman confirmed the reports and said that Wale was receiving medical attention. Later on, it was revealed that all this was a prank. The dancehall musician was arrested alongside other men.

Which pastor said Shatta Wale will die?

Prophet Cosmos Walker Affran of Cosmos Ministries “prophesied” the untimely death of Shatta Wale and asked people to pray for him. He attributed his prophecy to the “hatred” that Shatta Wale is facing. 

Shatta Wale's Cars

How many cars does Shatta Wale have?

Shatta Wale has some of the best cars money can buy. He’s lined-up up to nine top of the range cars in his garage. He’s been gifted some of the cars he owns. Here is the list:

2017 Mercedez Benz G-Wagon - gifted by Nathaniel Kwabena

2018 Toyota Highlander, 2018 Mercedez Benz C-Class and a BMW - all gifted by fans

Dodge Charger car 

2 Range Rovers - a 2021 version

2021 Range Rover

Maserati 

Cadillac Escalade

How much is Shatta Wale Rolls Royce?

Just as Nigerian singer Davido was flaunting his Rolls Royce, Shatta Wale announced his return to social media with a bang. He unveiled his newly acquired Rolls Royce which is estimated to have cost him upwards of $330,000. 

However, fans are in doubt as to whether Shatta Wale owns the Rolls Royce. Some opine that it might be for a music video. Nonetheless, the musician stated in a radio show that he indeed owns all of his nine luxurious cars including the Rolls Royce. 

Shatta Wale trolls Davido’s Rolls Royce

As that happens, Shatta Wale swiped at Davido for flaunting his black Rolls Royce. Davido’s Rolls Royce cost him over $400,000. The reggae-dancehall artist stated that he does not depend on his father’s wealth to buy things. Rather, he uses his own money. Davido’s father is a wealthy businessman hence the comments from Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale's House

Well, if Shatta Wale has nine cars, then he must have even a bigger house to accommodate them all. He revealed that he owns three mansions, one located at an undisclosed location in the capital, Accra.

Shatta Wale's Net Worth

How much is Shatta Wale worth?

Shatta Wale is one of the richest musicians in Ghana. His net worth is estimated to be $6.2 million. He makes his money through his music, endorsement deals and the business he runs. 

Shatta Wale and Wizkid, who is the richest?

Both Shatta Wale and Wizkid appeared on the Forbes List of the top 30 richest Africans in 2021. WizKid is in the top 10. His net worth is calculated at $21 million. Shatta Wale ranks 23rd with a net worth of $6.2 million.

Thus, according to Forbes, Wizkid is far richer than Shatta Wale.

Samini and Shatta Wale, who is richer?

Samini is a respected reggae and dancehall artist. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $2 million. This means that Shatta Wale is richer than him with a net worth of $6.2 million.

Criss Waddle and Shatta Wale, who is richer?

Criss Waddle’s net worth is not clear but he is reported to be worth around $1 million. Chances are the Shatta Wale is richer than Criss Waddle.

Shatta Wale and Sarkodie, who is richer?

Sarkodie is a popular name in the music scene. In fact, he is one of the richest musicians in the country. He tops some of the Ghanaian rich lists with an estimated net worth of $9 million. With arch-rival Shatta Wale at $6.2 million, Sarkodie is richer.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who is richer?

Stonebwoy's net worth as of 2021 is about $3 million whilst Shatta Wale’s stands at $6.2 million. Shatta is richer than Stonebwoy.

Awards & Recognition

Over the course of his career which spans over a decade, Shatta Wale has received numerous awards. If you are wondering “How many awards does Shatta Wale have?” here is the answer to that. Shatta Wale has over 71 recognised awards for his name. He’s received 120 nominations.

How many international awards has Shatta Wale won?

Shatta Wale has been globally recognised for his music. He has collected numerous international awards. He won his sixth International Reggae and World Music Awards in 2021 to become the first African artist to reach that tally. He’s also won the Ghana Music Awards UK and Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who has more awards?

Shatta Wale claims that he has more than 150 awards to his name. Well, most people aren’t convinced despite the numerous titles he has to his name. Reports indicate that he has 71 recognised awards and 120 nominations. 

Stonebwoy on the other hand has some 25 awards to his name, far less than Shatta Wale. Even so, Stonebwoy has won the BET Awards for the Best International Act - Africa. 

He became the first male Ghanaian and dance-hall singer to clinch the prize. He’s also been nominated for the same. 

Shatta Wale and Wizkid, who has more awards?

Is there an awards list that lacks the name of Wizkid? His music is loved in Nigeria and across the continent. This shows in the types of awards that he has won over the years. Wizkid has won some of the most prestigious awards globally including BET Awards, Grammys Awards, and The Headies Awards amongst others. 

WizKid had definitely won lots of awards but the exact figure of his total is not clear. Some put it at over 30, over 40 and even over 80. Therefore, with Shatta Wale’s having 71 recognised awards, we can’t really make a comparison. 

Shatta Wale and Sarkodie, who has more awards?

Sarkodie has been named the most awarded musician in the country. He has amassed over 100 awards with more than 176 nominations. Ghana Music Awards, BET Awards for Best International Act - Africa 2012, BET Hip Hop Awards Best International Flow 2019, EMY Awards for Best Entertainer in 2016 are just some of the accolades to his name.

At this point, you can definitely tell that he has won more glamorous awards than Shatta Wale and has more in total than his nemesis.

Shatta Wale’s Awards

It’s a long list.

2020

Digital Act of the Year

2019

Best African Music Video - Ugandan Music Excellence Awards

Viral Song of the Year - 3 music awards

Reggae/dancehall song of the year - 3 Music Awards

Digital Artiste of the Year -  3 Music Awards

Fam Army of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Reggae/dancehall act of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Music Video of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Song of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Male Act of the Year - 3 Music Awards

2018

Song of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Song Writer of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Facebook Star of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Male Act of the Year - 3 Music Awards

Best Collaboration of the Year - Ghana Music Awards

Best Dancehall Act - African Entertainment Awards - US

Best Song - Ghana Entertainment Awards - US

Best Collaboration - Ghana Entertainment Awards - US

Best Entertainer - Ghana Entertainment Awards - US

2017

Best Producer - Ghana Music Honours

Best Male Act - Ghana Naija Showbiz Awards

Best Song - Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Best Entertainer - Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Artiste of the Year - Africa Pride Awards

Best Event Set Up - Ghana Events Awards

Afro Beats Song of the Year - Ghana Music Awards UK

Collaboration of the Year - Ghana Music Awards UK

Artiste of the Year - Ghana Music Awards UK

Reggae/Dancehall of the Year - Eastern Music Awards

Best Dancehall Artiste - African Entertainment Awards US

Favourite Male Musician - People’s Celebrity Awards

Ultimate People’s Celebrity - People’s Celebrity Awards

Most Popular Video - 4Style Music Video Awards

In 2016, 2015, and 2014, Shatta Wale won similar awards.

Social Media

Shatta Wale Instagram: @ShattaWaleNima 

Shatta Wale Twitter: @ShattaWaleGH 

Shatta Wale Facebook: Shatta Wale (Shatta Movement)

Q&A

How old is Shatta Wale’s wife?

Shatta Wale does not have a wife. He divorced his most recent wife Diamond Michelle Gbagonah who is 27 years old. She was born on 6 May 1994.

What is the net worth of Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale has a successful music career. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $6.2 million. 

What school did Shatta Wale attend?

Shatta Wale went to Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman and Winneba Secondary school.

How old is Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale was born on 17 October 1984 which makes him 37 years old.

How much does Shatta Wale charge for a show?

In a YouTube interview, Shatta Wale disclosed that he charges between $48,000 - $96,000 for a  local show. When he performs outside the country, his rate card is $70,000 per show. This also depends on the number of hours he’s been booked for.

How many awards has Shatta Wale won in his life?

Shatta Wale has won over 71 awards and received 120 nominations throughout his career.

Where is Shatta Wale from?

Shatta Wale was born in Accra Ghana at Police Hospital.

Which tribe is Shatta Wale?

Shatta Wale was born in Accra but his parents' roots can be traced back to the Ewe tribe from the Volta region.

What is Shatta Wale's real name?

Shatta Wale’s real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.