The self-acclaimed King of Africa Dancehall music Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known in showbiz as Shatta Wale who hails from Niima a suburb of The Greater Accra region turns a year old today and a multitudes of celebrities, friends, family members have taken to their social media handles to wish him on his birthday.
Guess, what amongst them is The founder and general overseer of Christian Action Faith Ministries worldwide Arch Bishop Nicholas Duncan Williams have also taken to his Instagram handle @archbishopnick to wish and also bless the controversial Dancehall Musician on his 34th birthday. Below is an excerpt of what the most revered Archbishop said on a video spotted on his Instagram handle.
“Shatta, I’m told today is your birthday I want to use this opportunity from my heart and on the behalf of myself and family and all your friends across the nations of the world to wish you a happy birthday. May you increase, prosper, in wisdom, in understanding may you be a game changer and a wonder to your generation. I send you the courtesies of my goodwill and the blessing of the Lord. Once again happy Birthday. Be an inspiration to your generation “.
In response to video sited by @Shattawalenima, he wrote on his Instagram handle “Thank you Papa this means a lot to me “.
Below are a few some excerpts from celebrities who wished him on his Birthday.
His immediate former right man who parted ways with him sometime last year @popeskinny wrote on his twitter handle that “1DON HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHATTA WALE Its your day Enjoy to the fullest”.
Mrs Precious Frimong @fellamakafui wrote “today is my son @shattawalegh birthday. Very much in a happy mood… some giveaways anaa or you say I should como”
Michael Owusu know in showbiz as Sarkodie the prolific rapper also wrote “Happy birthday to Africa’s very own @shattawalegh.. blessings on blessings brother more life and keep Shinning”.
Shatta Wale’s musical career began during his high school days at the Winneba Secondary School where he learned to play keyboard and received routine vocal training at the school’s music class department, then known as Doggy. After secondary school, he then took time to work on his music. Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dance hall genre at the time, he soon gained recognition with his hit single, “Moko Hoo”, which featured fellow Ghanaian musician Tinny in 2004 using Bandana as his stage name.
The song earned him a nomination at the Ghana Music Awards that year. Bandana followed with the hit songs “No Problem” and “Obaa Yaa”. At this point, he was receiving heavy rotation on radio and was backed by a fan base that shot him into the mainstream Ghanaian music scene. Despite his prominence, Bandana went missing in the music circus in Ghana.
In 2009 he resurfaced in Ghana with a re-branded name from Bandana to Shatta Wale, he started a new career which largely bothers on dance hall in a Jamaican style of production in Nima, a small community in Accra, Ghana, a place that harbors a lot of Muslim youth and ghettos. It was there he amassed a fan base, who were influenced by him and felt empowered by his songs.
Since then, Shatta Wale has won many awards from different award schemes both locally and internationally.