Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., (born 17 October 1984) is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artist. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best-known singles are “Dancehall King”, “My level” and “We taking over”. He is also known for Already from Beyoncé’s Black is King Album which featured Major Lazer. His song “Dancehall King” earned him the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Wale is also an actor who appeared in the films Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives. Wale’s 2004 recording “Moko Hoo” was nominated for a Ghana Music Award.
Parents and family
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was born in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital on 17 October 1984 to his father, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Snr and mother, Elsie Evelyn Avemegah. His father is a politician, businessman and legal practitioner.
Shatta Wale parents divorced when he was still young. He even admitted that he did not get enough of his mother’s love. In a short youtube video, Shatta pointed his parents divorce to pastors. Even though there have never been clear reasons why they parted, Shatta Capo took good care of his son.
He introduced Wale into reggae music that has now become his genre in the entertainment world. Shatta Wale reminisces how his father used to play reggae music from time to time and he gradually found them interesting. What propelled his enthusiasm, even more, was when they would also visit his Jamaican relatives in the UK and learn more about reggae and dancehall in general.
Shatta Wale father and mother may not have their personal lives smeared in the media as their son’s, but they are still defensive and proud of their boy. Despite there being critics, he is still one of the best musicians in Ghana.
Who is Shatta Wale Father?
Shatta Wale father, Mr. Charles Nii Armah Mensah Snr, is a Ghanaian politician, businessman, and legal practitioner. He has affiliations in Accra and Volta Region area. In as much as his son has outshone him in popularity across the media airwaves, he still has his better portion of fame around Ghana. He even has a fancy nickname; Shatta Capo!
keeping a low profile regarding personal life makes the biography of Shatta Wale father rather difficult to ascertain. Unlike his son, he is an ‘old school’ kind of a person and hence not really flaunting his wealth or life on the social media. That is if at all he is active in this modern era of rampant internet usage. Generally, Shatta Wale’s father keeps his affairs simple, though it’s a fact that he is one of the people in the country with a significant wealth. Like any other parent, he provided his child with the best education by taking him to one of the best prestigious schools in Ghana. He envisioned his son to be a lawyer. Well, obviously his visions were not that clear enough. Though this does not mean he is in any way disappointed in his son for following his own path.
Shatta Capo revealed at son’s birthday that by the time Shatta Wale was a teenager he could spot a musician in him. He had an artistic way of doing things including how he wore his uniform. Though they had a bad relationship by then because of schooling and academic performance, they are now closer than ever. Shatta Wale father’s name has recently been in the media ever since he proclaimed Ebony’s death was not God’s Plan. Ebony who was Ghana’s rising star in this competitive music industry and a member of Shatta Movement met her untimely demise on a road accident. She was close to Shatta Wale and consequently known by Shatta Capo.
According to the father of Shatta Wale, he had heard her song just the previous night before waking up to the gruesome news. He was shocked and confused. He, therefore, sought divine intervention and realized that it was not God’s intention for her to part with this world. Anyway, while people were still curious to find out whose plan it was, he simply extended his condolences to the family and Shatta Movement and left the inquisitive minds without any clue.
Popular Ghanaian Dancehall music star Shatta Wale has beautiful sisters that are not known very well.
Shatta Wale has other siblings brother and sisters. Shatta Wale younger brother’s name is Flossy Blade.
The photos shared by Shatta Wale shows the sisters of the artist, Winnie, and Mame having fun at the birthday party of Shatta Wale’s second-born, Nhyria. Shatta Wale’s daughter turned 10 years a few months ago (2020). In celebration, he threw a party for his daughter where his sisters graced the occasion.
Shatta Wale attended Seven Great Princes Academy at Dansoman, a suburb in Accra, where he demonstrated an affinity for arts and acted in a popular drama series, By the Fireside, at the National Theatre of Ghana. He then continued to the Winneba Secondary School where he obtained his second cycle education. He started his young music career with borrowed name and identity-Doggy- a name he took in reverence of his favourite DanceHall artiste at the time- Yoggy Doggy.
Then he changed to Bandana- a name that shot him to fame after a single hit track titled Moko Ho. He died in music, buried for years, only to resurrect with a new name, Shatta Wale, a new identity and a solid repertoire of hits after hits.
Wife and Children
Shatta Wale is traditionally married to his girlfriend Michelle aka Shatta Michy. They have two children.
Shatta Wale wife name is Diamond Michelle Gbagonah who is popularly known as Shatta Michy.
Rumours about new girlfriend
When it comes to relationships, Shatta Wale wife was Michelle Diamond up until their breakup in 2019. Since then, Shatta Wale has not talked about what happened between him and Michelle. Shatta Wale’s new ‘girlfriend’ is known on social media as Miss Christy White many entertainment gurus know her. During, the unveiling of Hajia4real’s first song Badder Than on Friday, November 27, 2020, Shatta Wale was captured grinding Miss Christy White.Shatta Wale can boast of many fans across the country due to his massive dominance in Ghana’s entertainment industry.
Due to that, he has been linked with dating ladies like Efia Odo, Kisa Gbekle, etc.
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