Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr who is popularly known as Shatta Wale will be missed when he retires from music. He came to the music scene some years ago as Bandana and later rebranded himself as Shatta Wale. His come back was like an explosion of a grenade. Shatta took everybody by surprise because he’s come back was very organised. Charles came back with a hit song which was titled ‘Dancehall King’. A song that talks about his overthrow of another dancehall artist in Ghana. The song claims that he is the real dancehall king in Ghana. The song sparked a lot of controversies among the youth and that is where he picked up from.
The African dancehall king has contributed a lot to the Ghana music industry. He released hit upon hit every year till now. There is no doubt that he is the most talked-about artist in Ghana. Though Shatta Wale is a dancehall art, he is versatile. He switches according to the demands of the market. And this has made him great. As the saying goes, ‘no one is perfect. The dancehall artist has done some rights and wrongs and we can’t argue about that because every man is fallible. He always learns from his mistakes and comes back strong.
Shatta is tagged as a controversial musician considering the way he goes about issues that arise. He is known to be outspoken. This great man has put Ghana on the maps of other continents. No matter his challenges, he was able to gain international recognition. He has been able to have other worlds talk about Ghana music. He has impacted a lot of youths positively which no one can disagree with.
The inspiration people obtain from his music developed a lot of love for him. No matter his falls, he will never be forgotten in the history of Ghana. Arguably, no one can ever take his place in the Ghanaian music industry. His style of music and personality is unique. Our humble prayer is that the industry shouldn’t fall after he has stop music.
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