Biography of Shatta Wale & Net Worth 2021.
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. He is also known as the African Dancehall King. His best-known single is “Dancehall King”, which led him to win the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Shatta Wale is also an actor. Having appeared in the films Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives.
Early life and Education
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was born in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital on 17 October 1984 to Charles Nii Armah Mensah Snr and Elsie Evelyn Avemegah. His father is a politician, businessman and legal practitioner.
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 began his high school education at Winneba Secondary School where he first developed his passion for music. He, however, did not complete his studies at Winneba Secondary School and later enrolled and completed at a different school in the Volta Region. Growing up, he lived with his family in Laterbiokorshie, Dansoman and then later Korle Gonno during his formative years.
As a child, his father introduced him to the Jamaican culture by playing Reggae records in the house and also continuously traveling with him to the UK to meet his relatives who were half Jamaicans. Shatta Wale lived in almost all the ghettos (Nima) in Accra just to survive. He later went to Jamaica to polish and master his dance hall craft.
Shatta Wale Net Worth
Shatta Wale has an estimated net worth of $6.3 million as of 2021 and he is currently one of the richest and the most influential artists in Ghana.