Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
He is best known for his biggest breakthrough hit song Dancehall King which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.
Shatta Wale has in recent times demonstrated that he can act as well by
featuring in his first ever movie titled Never Say Never featuring
Charles Kofi Bucknor, Edward Kufuor and Paulina Oduro and also featuring in Shattered Lives along with Bisa K’dei and Majid Michel.
Charles attended Winneba Secondary School and during that time he was
popularly known as ‘Ayoz’. He changed his name to “Bandana” after
senior high school and released the hit track “Bandana from Ghana”. The
song made tremendous air waves in the Ghanaian
music industry in 2004. After the release of his first Album titled
Bandana from Ghana, then Bandana went into musical hiatus until he
re-branded himself to Shatta Wale and released his hit song Dancehall
King in 2013. He is the leader, chief executive officer (CEO) and
founder of the Shatta Movement (SM) or (SM4LYF).
Shatta Wale’s rise happened at the 2013 VGMAs, with his musical
dexterity, he composed a song against the organisers of the Ghana Music
Awards titled Me Need No Awards because he alleged the organisers robbed him off the Dancehall Artiste of the Year to female Dancehall Artiste Kaakie.
The song had very uncharitable lyrics. This the media, bloggers and
other entertainment pundits claim led to his breakthrough and relevance
in the Ghana Music Industry.
His greatest hit in 2013, Dancehall king took the airwaves by
surprise. Shatta wale’s musical revenue is mostly generated through
hosting of shows which attracts most 1000’s of Ghanaian youths.
In January 2014, Shatta Wale, joined hundreds of Ghanaians to welcome
the Queen’s Baton Relay, which was on tour of some Commonwealth
countries, ahead of the games in August 2014. Grateful for the
opportunity given him, he took to social media to thank those who made
” It happens once in a life time..I will like to thank the president
of Ghana and the nation for granting me the opportunity to be part of
the change in the queens Baton..God bless my homeland Ghana.#SM4LYF.”
In May 2014, British Newspaper, The Guardian, reported that the five
must listen to tracks from around the world includes Shatta Wale’s song Wine Ya Waist featuring Davido from Nigeria. In the same year 2014, his song You Can’t Touch Me was widely used for the Dancers Against Racism Campaign Worldwide.
In 2015, Shatta Wale asked not to be nominated in the Vodafone Ghana
Music Awards even though he could have won the prestigious Artiste &
Song of the year for the second time running with his hit songs
Dancehall Commando featuring Sarkodie, Party all night long featuring Jah Vinci Wine ya waist featuring Davido and Korle Gonno among many hit songs he released the preceding year:
because of a pending court case with the organisers of the awards,
Charter House Productions Limited for allegedly making defamatory remarks against the CEO of Charter House in a video he uploaded on his Facebook page.
Shatta Wale’s hardwork in 2014, got him nominated for the maiden GN Bank Awards as the People’s Choice Male Musician of the year.
He was also named the 38th Most Influential Ghanaian by E-TV Ghana in
2015 in their annual survey of influential people in Ghana. He is the dancehall Messiah. He resurrected dancehall in Ghana.
Shatta Wale Almost Clocked Hundred Songs for 2015.
In 2014, Shatta Wale was unveiled as one of the brand ambassadors of Guinness Ghana Breweries along with other musicians like Reggie Rockstone, EL, and Fuse ODG for Made of Black campaign
Shatta, the dance hall superstar has also been unveiled as the brand
ambassador for newest energy drink on the market the Rush Energy Drink