January 22, 2021


Ghanaian dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah, widely known as Shatta Wale, has disclosed his father had wanted him to be a lawyer.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on 3Fm’s mid-morning show Urban Blend, the musician said his father felt disappointed when he took on the path as a musician.

According to him, his first dream was to become a top-notch lawyer before switching to music when that dream didn’t materialize.

“After school, I wanted to be a lawyer,” he said, adding: “My dad also wanted me to be a lawyer. After school, I told him I wanted to do music for about two years,” he said.

He said ”choosing music was a battle between me and my father because he wanted me to be a lawyer”.

“When I started as Bandana, I realized that it was not going well. I was not getting money from shows and my record label too was bad. So, I took some time to rebrand and come again,” he added.


He resurrected dancehall in Ghana and in Africa as a whole. He has won several awards including Best Reggae/Dancehall Video, Most Popular Video at 4Syte TV Music Video Awards.

African Artiste of the Year at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Artiste of the Year, and “Dancehall King” at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards. African Artiste of the Year at 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards and Best Performer of the Year at 2014 BASS Awards.

He also won Best Video Dancehall and Dancehall Artiste of the year at BASS Awards Wale also won Best New Entertainer at International Reggae and World Music Awards 2014 and Jigwe Musician of the Year at 2014 Jigwe Awards and DJ’s Song of the Year at 2014 Ghana DJ Awards.

Shatta Wale have also won about 40 other awards and nominated for about 33 awards. They are just too numerous to name

By: Christopher A. Ranson/ Virgin Blogger / www.kingdomfmonline.com

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