Shatta Wale

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Shatta Wale
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Background information
Birth name Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr.
Born (1984-10-17) October 17, 1984 (age 34)
Accra, Ghana
Origin Ghanaian
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • sound engineer
Instruments
Years active 2004–present
Labels
  • Shatta Movement Records
  • Zylofon Music
Associated acts
Website shattawale.com.gh

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., (born October 17, 1984) is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale[1] (formerly Bandana), his best known song is "Dancehall King", which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. He is the leader, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of the Shatta Movement Records (SM) or (SM4LYF). Wale acted in the films Never Say Never[2] and in Shattered Lives.[3]

Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he achieved popularity with his 2004 single, "Moko Hoo", which featured Tinny. Then known in the industry as Bandana, the song earned him a Ghana Music Awards nomination. Bandana followed with the popular songs "No Problem" and "Obaa Yaa". At this point, he was receiving heavy rotation on radio and backed by a growing fan base that shot him into the mainstream Ghanaian music scene. Despite still releasing music as Bandana for several years following this period, Mensah had decreased in popularity. In 2013, he began releasing music under a new name, Shatta Wale, under his own record label (SM For Lyf Records).

Wale became a topic for discussion after he composed a song against the organizers of the Ghana Music Awards titled "Me Need No Awards", alleging that the organizers cheated him of the 2013 Dancehall Artiste of the Year. The mainstream media, bloggers and other pundits claim this led to his breakthrough and relevance in the Ghanaian music industry. He has since remained popular by releasing numerous successful singles and for various controversies. Wale's music revenue has been mostly generated through hosting shows that attracts thousands of Ghanaian youths.[4]

In January 2014, Wale joined hundreds of Ghanaians to welcome the Queen's Baton Relay, which was on tour of Commonwealth countries, ahead of the games in August 2014.[5][6]

In May 2014 The Guardian reported Wale's song "Wine Ya Waist" featuring Davido was one of five "must-listen to" songs.[7] That same year, his song "You Can't Touch Me" was widely used for the Dancers Against Racism Campaign worldwide.[8]

In 2015, Shatta Wale[9] asked not to be nominated in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his songs "Dancehall Commando" featuring Sarkodie,[10] "Party all night long" featuring Jah Vinci [11][12][13][14][15] "Wine ya waist"[16] and "Korle Gonno", because of a pending court case with the organisers Charter House Productions Limited[17][18][19] for allegedly making defamatory remarks against the CEO of Charter House in a video he uploaded on his Facebook page.[20] In 2015, he successfully recorded and released ninety-nine (99) songs, an achievement yet for a musician in recent years.[21]

His After the Storm album launch attracted over 50,000 fans who gathered in Black Star Square, the first event of its kind in Ghanaian entertainment industry history. The album contains 22 songs and received generally positive review from critics.

In March 2017, Shatta Wale teamed up with his Militants to release "Taking Over",[22] which received acclaim from critics locally and internationally. It also became Shatta Wale's biggest song in 2017. "Taking Over" was also the most searched for song on Google Ghana in 2017.[23] Some also argue that "Ayoo" which includes his numerous hits in 2017 did more magic than "Taking Over". As at January 2018 the song has had over 6 million views on YouTube.

Wale is the most awarded dancehall artist in Africa and second most awarded musician in Ghana. He releases close to 100 songs each year comprising reggae, dancehall and Afrobeats. In 2014, he peaked number 38 on E.tv's "Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaians" Awards chart.[24] He has since appeared on the chart each year. He was ranked "Most Influential Musician" on social media in 2017.[25]

Early life[edit]

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. was born in Accra, Ghana at the Police Hospital on October 17, 1984. The son of a couple from Accra and the Volta Region of Ghana, his father is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Sr, 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 Akan drama series, By the Fireside, at the National Theatre of Ghana.[26] Growing up, he lived with his family in Laterbiokorshie, Dansoman and then later Korle Gonno during his formative years. In a Facebook live video, Wale stated that he did not enjoy motherly love and care at the early stages of his life because a pastor caused a separation between his parents which made him remain under his father's care and later ending up on the streets.[27] His mother is Elsie Evelyn Avemegah.

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. These exposures made him develop love for music at a tender age. His intense passion to do music made him lose interest in schooling but his father forced him to complete his high school education later in the Volta Region of Ghana which had initially kicked off at the Winneba Secondary School in the Central Region of Ghana. Even in school and right after school he pursued his musical dream but his father did not agree and wanted him to become a lawyer, this led to a misunderstanding between the two eventually tearing down their beautiful relationship. Wale lived in almost all the ghettos (Nima) in Accra just to survive: "There were many times I slept without food. I have been through all the hustle in life, I mean hell. I have lived with the people and became one of their own. No wonder my music easily resonate with the people. I am thankful to God for making me see the day light." Stated in an interview.

Shatta Wale later went to Jamaica to polish and master his dancehall craft. "Every boy in Ghana doing dancehall came for tutelage from me before mastering the dancehall genre. So no wonder my fans call me King because they know the history of modern dancehall in Ghana" Shatta Wale stated in an interview.

Career[edit]

2004–2008: Career beginnings[edit]

Wale started 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 fanbase, who were influenced by him and felt empowered by his songs.[citation needed] Wale released songs almost everyday on his social media handles free to download and would perform them in Nima, a place he calls "Dancehall City", as well as other parts of Accra.

His musical career began during his high school days at the Winneba Secondary School, then known as Doggy. After secondary school, he took time to work on his music. Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he soon achieved notice with his hit single, "Moko Hoo", which featured fellow Ghanaian musician Tinny in 2004. Then known in the industry as Bandana, 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.

Shatta Wale would later single-handedly revive dancehall in Ghana, a genre which had been left abandoned. The likes of Root Eye, General Marcus, Yoggy Doggy and others years ago had started but could not break through. Shatta Wale gives credit to the likes of Terry Bonchaka and Yoggy Doggy for nurturing him when he began his dancehall journey. "It was under their tutelage that they told me I was going to blow up and that my style is so unique." Stated in an interview on PeaceFm.

Shatta Wale performing in Gabon, 2015.

2009–2012[edit]

During this period, Bandana was still releasing dancehall songs like "Telephone No.", "Anastasia", "My Eyes Pon the Money" and others. He explained in an interview with King Lagazee why he had been less active and what the reason for his decreased popularity was.

A lot of people wan mi fi dead but mi dehya. I know my fans have missed me but mi naa dead. I was learning how to produce beats, mix and master and also perfecting my craft. So basically that is what is keeping me away.

– Wale, then known as Bandana, on his decreased visibility in the music industry[28]

Alkaline and Shatta Wale performing together at the Accra Sports Stadium MTN Pulse Turnup concert in 2016

2013–2015[edit]

After rebranding himself as Shatta Wale, he released the songs "Havana", "Shatta City", "Enter the Net", "Every Body Likes My Tin", and "Dancehall King", the latter of which became his biggest hit after his comeback. The tracks were well received in Ghana and globally, with critics talking about the influence of Jamaican dancehall as many Ghanaians were only used to the type of dancehall called Hiplife with a touch of ragga.[citation needed] Wale then successfully toured Canada and United States in 2014.

The Guardian qualified "Wine Ya Waist" featuring Davido among its five must listened new tracks from around the world.[29] By 2015, without a doubt, he has cemented his place on the global music space as the King of African Dancehall with a solid repertoire of hit songs that were receiving international awards and nominations. Some are: IRAWMA, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, MOBO etc. He toured Europe in 2015, and also shared the same stage with P-Square, Flavor and others at the Wembley Arena in London.

2016–2018[edit]

In a heated political atmosphere, Wale became one of the most powerful men in Ghana as two biggest political parties, National Democratic Congress[30] and the New Patriotic Party used his hit songs; "Mahama Paper" and "Kakai" to run their campaign in the 2016 general election. In a desultory conversation with an interviewer, Wale stated that: There were some attempts by some members from the political parties to coax him to endorse their party but he did not cling because of his fans. There were banners in town bearing Shatta Movement for NDC but Wale in a Facebook post made it clear that he has not endorsed any political party and all parties running their campaign under the Shatta Movement Banner should desist or face legal action. However, wale did not hesitate to perform for any of the political parties as his service was demanded.

Songs released from After the Storm album like "Mahama Paper", "Baby (Chop Kiss)", "Biegya (Open Fire)", "Hol'It", and "Kakai" were successful in Ghana. Wale stayed atop the charts locally and also had "Hol'It" top BBC Radio 1Xtra's Afroboss Top 5 songs chart.[31] Rockstar Games co-founder Sam Houser also said he was deeply impressed by the popularity of "KAKAI" and that it made waves within the African community in the United States and beyond, including topping several dancehall charts globally. For that, he stated his wish that bureaucrats would confirm "Kakai" to appear in the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6. If confirmed, Wale could earn up to $744,000 annually.[32] Adidas also made a deal with Shatta Wale after he generated a controversy by wearing what some people deemed as fake Adidas in his "Biegya (Open Fire)" music video, in which his clothes were labeled "Adldas" instead of Adidas.

Shatta Wale performing during the After the Storm album launch.

April 29, 2016. Having had a successful After the Storm album launch, which saw over 50,000 music lovers gathering the Black Star Square in Accra, Wale announced at the end of the show that he was embarking on a European tour. He later canceled it and only performed at Indigo, at The O2 in London on August 26. Fuse ODG joined him on stage to perform "Laugh Out Loud".

In 2017, Wale released songs like "Taking Over", "Ayoo", "Hossana" featuring Burna Boy, "Low Tempo" featuring Shatta Michy, "Forgetti" featuring Millitans, Pope Skinny and Natty Lee, "Dem Confuse", and "Bumper". He also kicked off his After the Storm tour of the United States in New York and in Massachusetts, where he was honored by the Mayor of Worcester with a Key to the City in recognition of his contributions to the arts. He traveled to Jamaica following his tour to shoot videos for projects he had jointly done with some producers there.

After rumours circulated of Wale signing with Zylofon Music, it came to fruition on January 30, 2018. At the press conference held at the music label headquarters at Accra, they refused to answer questions about the value of the deal, but it was rumored to be a $1.5m recording and management deal. A mansion and Rolls-Royce were said to be part of the package.[33]

Public image[edit]

Shatta Wale at the BBC studios in 2016

Shatta Wale has been outspoken throughout his career, and frequently displays his material wealth, which has attracted derision. He has been called arrogant, cocky, and the Tupac of Africa, as well as compared to 50 Cent, Vybz Kartel and Floyd Mayweather Jr.. Some people find his actions to be provocative, but others have defended and praised Wale for his boldness in addressing issues and saying it as it is without fear. Wale has defended his actions on several media platforms by saying that he is being "real" and only displaying the true characteristics of a dancehall artist: "I am tag[ged] as the dancehall bad boy but I don't care, because we live in a country where confidence is misconstrue as arrogant so they will never see my good side."[34] Wale has also reportedly been gifted with money, cars and jewelry by reputable figures for his work in the Ghanaian music industry and for bringing attention to it.[35]

Notable musicians such as Mr Eazi,[36] Burna Boy,[37] Patoranking[38] and others have all publicly praised Shatta Wale for his talent and cited him as an influence.

Speaking on Accra-based Hitz FM, on the programme Lagazee International Soundz, Gramps Morgan also acknowledged Shatta Wale as a star, and added that he thought Wale will do bigger things: "Shatta Wale has [...] elements of Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks and Bounty Killer. Shatta Wale should only humble himself and keep doing what he is doing."[39]

Controversies[edit]

In November 2017, Shatta Wale created controversy in Africa with a comment he made in an interview with an Accra radio host. "I will not see Wizkid and go like Woow, 'I don't see Wizkid as a superstar.' I want Wizkid to see me and go like Woow...! Because the cars are talking, the pocket is talking, the investments are talking and the mansions. I see Wizkid as a colleague. Only fellow artists in Ghana who haven't achieved anything will see Wizkid as a superstar."[40] His statement did not go down well with a lot of Nigerians all over the world, who considered the comment to be a hateful and comment and defaming. So they retaliated heavily by trolling Shatta Wale on all social media platforms for days. Though Wizkid was still silent, Wale in a tweet advised Wizkid to tell his fans to wise up because he did not insult him. He rapidly followed it with a song addressing the situation ("Disaster").[41]

The trolling became so intense that many critics felt it might spark scuffle and havoc between the two countries and will wear off the togetherness relationship. But later in December, it had died off without creating any unrest. When asked in an interview, if the trolling caused any damage to his career; Wale casually answered, "No! It didn't cause any damage, I rather penetrated into the Nigerian market with a free Wi-Fi. Before and after I rose to fame, I have faced beefs from lots of artists and their fans so I am no stranger. Moreover, it earned me an ambassadorial role with Boss Baker Beef Roll",[42] a company believed to be from Nigeria but operating in Ghana.

Accolades[edit]

Mayor of Worcester, Joseph Petty, presented Shatta Wale with the Key to the City on July 8, 2017, in recognition of his contributions to the arts.[43]

On November 1, 2017, Shatta Wale received a giant gold coin from the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at The Flagstaff House as a gift on his 33rd birthday celebration. The president also expressed his love for Shatta Wale's hit song "Kakai", which played a major role in his campaign for president in the 2016 general election.[44]

On March 18, 2018, Wale was presented an honoree award for his outstanding contribution to reggae in Ghana and globally at the 37th Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA), in conjunction with the 36th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA).[45]

Wale received an honoree award on May 11, 2018, alongside Sizzla, Queen Ifrica, Chronixx, Daddy Fresh, Winning Jah, Jah Cure, Sean Paul, Ben Priest and other personalities at the Obaland Royal Awards in Nigeria. The awards were held by an entertainment firm owned by King Ewuare II of Benin City, Edo State.[46][47] The Obaland plaque was reportedly valued by specialized anthropologists and museum critics in Benin City, and declared to be worth US$34 million.[48]

Philanthropy[edit]

During 2014, Wale visited the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (Ghana's biggest hospital) to donate to the Children's Block.[49][50] He donated to the victims of the flood and fire that occurred in Accra on 3 June 2015 costing hundreds of people their lives. His group brought food, water, antiseptics and clothes.[51]

On February 8, 2016, Wale donated items to the Police Hospital in Accra. These items included 3 LED TVs, wheelchairs, beverages and detergents. He made a cash donation to save a young girl and also to help with general administrative work.[52][53][54][55] According to Wale, he chose the Police Hospital because it was the hospital he was born in.[56]

Shatta, on an educational campaign dubbed "Shatta Back to School Campaign" along with his Shatta Movement Management Team donated educational materials to schools.[57] As part of his educational campaign, Wale donated books to support Nana Aba Anamoah's Raising Readers Ghana Foundation.[58]

Endorsements[edit]

In 2014, Wale became a brand ambassador for Guinness Ghana Breweries.[59] and as the brand ambassador for Rush Energy Drink.[60][61][62]

In September 2017, Kasapreko Company, producers of several alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Ghana, unveiled Wale as their newest brand ambassador.[63] On 17 November 2017, Shatta Wale signed a deal with Boss Baker Beef Roll as their brand ambassador.[64]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Ref.
2016 Aroma Currency Year Mixtape [67]
2016 Like You After the Storm [68]
2016 Longtime After the Storm [69]
2016 Dancehall King (Part 2) After The Storm [70]
2017 Haters Unknown [71]
2017 Affi Di Money Unknown [72]
2017 Shame On You Unknown [73]
2017 Disaster African Takeover [74]
2017 Patoranking African Takeover [75]
2018 Zylofon Unknown [76]
2018 True Believer Unknown [77]
2018 Ego Taya Dem Unknown [78]
2018 Storm Unknown [79]
2018 Shito Unknown [80]
2018 Performer Unknown [4]
2018 Thunder Fire Unknown [81]

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
2018 Gringo Sesan [82]
2018 Bullet Proof Sesan [83]
2017 Nobody Go Talk Rex [84]
2017 Life Changer Rex [85]
2017 Waitti Will Drey [86]
2017 Ayoo Sire Chopperson [87]
2017 Taking Over Sire Chopperson [88]
2016 Shatta Story Mexx Studio [89]
2016 Krom Aye Shi (Town Make Hot) Lex MacCarthy [90]
2016 Too Sweet Will Drey [91]
2016 Story to Tell Prince Dovlo [92]
2016 Too Much Chemical Prince Dovlo [93]
2016 Kill Dem with Prayers Lex MacCarthy [94]
2016 Kakai Xpress Philms
2016 Baby (Chop Kiss) Lex MacCarthy [95]
2013 Every Body Like My Tin PressPlay Vidz 48
2015 Gather Around Lex MacCarthy 49

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 Shattered Lives N/A [96]
2014 Never Say Never N/A [97]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2014, Wale was nominated for the Maiden GN Bank Awards[98][99] as the People's Choice Male Musician of the year.[100] He was also named the 38th Most Influential Ghanaian by E-TV Ghana in 2015 in their annual survey of influential people in Ghana.[101][102]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Reference
2013 Ghana Music Awards Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year – Shatta City Shatta Wale Nominated [103][104]
2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video "Everybody Likes My Ting" Nominated [105][106]
4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best Reggae/Dancehall Video Won [107]
Most Popular Video Won
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards African Artiste of the Year Won [108]
African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Male West Africa Nominated [109]
Best Dancehall Artiste Nominated
Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year Won [4]
Best Collaboration of the Year "Hot Cake"
Pope Skinny feat. Shatta Wale
Nominated
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year Nominated
"Fever"
D2 feat. Shatta Wale
Nominated
"Dancehall King" Won
Nigerian Entertainment Awards African Artiste of the Year Won [110]
BASS Awards Best Performer of the Year Won [111][112]
Best Collaboration of the year D2 ft. Shatta Wale – "Fever" Nominated
Shatta Wale ft. D Black – "Ina the Party" Nominated
Best Video Dancehall "Like My Thing" Won
Dancehall Artiste of the year Shatta Wale – "Enter the Net" Won
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best New Entertainer Shatta Wale Won [113]
Jigwe Awards Jigwe Musician of the Year Shatta Wale Won [114]
Ghana DJ Awards DJ's Song of the Year Shatta Wale – Dancehall King Won [115]
2015 African Entertainment Awards Best African Reggae / Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale Nominated [116][117]
African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale Nominated [118][119][120][121][122]
Swish HQ UK Awards Best Song Shatta Wale & Sonni Bali Nominated [123][124]
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best Music Video – You Can't Touch Me Shatta Wale Nominated [125]
3G Awards Publisher's Choice Award Shatta Wale Won [126]
MOBO Awards Best African Act Shatta Wale Nominated [127][128]
GN Bank Awards People's Choice Male Musician Shatta Wale Won [129]
2016 Blogging and Social Media Awards Artiste with the Best Social Media Presence Shatta Wale Won [130]
Golden Movie Awards Africa Golden Discovery Shatta Wale Won [131][132]
Africa Europe DJ Awards (Italy) Best Song of the Year – Kakai Shatta Wale Won [133]
Nigeria Entertainment Awards African Male Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [134][135][136]
Afrimma Awards Dancehall Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [137][138][139]
Africa Youth Choice Awards Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated [140][141]
City People Entertainment Awards Ghana Musician of the Year Award – Male Shatta Wale Won [142]
Africa Entertainment Awards – US Best Dancehall Artiste Shatta wale Won [143][144]
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best African Song/Entertainer – Chop Kiss Shatta wale Won [145][146]
International Reggae and World Music Awards Best Music Video -Chop Kiss Shatta Wale Nominated [145][146]
Ghana Kids Choice Awards Best Dancehall Icon of the Year Shatta Wale Won [147][148]
African Royal Awards Best International Act Shatta Wale Won [149]
Ghana DJ Awards DJ's Song of the Year – Kakai Shatta Wale Won [150][151]
African Entertainment Legends Awards African Dancehall Act of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated [152][153]
Ghana Music Awards UK Music Producer of the Year Shatta Wale (Da Maker) Won [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK Most Popular Song – Kakai Shatta Wale Won [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK Most Popular Song – Chop Kiss Shatta Wale Nominated [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK Reggae / Dancehall Song of the Year – Kakai Shatta Wale Nominated [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK Reggae / Dancehall Song of the Year – Hol' It Shatta Wale Nominated [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK Reggae / Dancehall Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK Album of the Year After the Storm – Shatta Wale Nominated [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [154]
Ghana Music Awards UK 2018 Raggae/Dancehall song of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated [155]
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best West African Video Chop Kiss – Shatta Wale Nominated [156]
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best African Male Video Chop Kiss – Shatta Wale Nominated [156]
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best African Performance After The Storm – Shatta Wale Nominated [156]
WatsUp African Music Video Awards Best African Reggae/Dancehall Video Chop Kiss – Shatta Wale Won [156]
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Reggae/Dancehall Video Shatta Wale Won [157][158]
4Syte Music Video Awards Most Popular Video Shatta Wale Nominated [157][158]
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Directed Video Shatta Wale Nominated [157]
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Story Line Video Shatta Wale Nominated [157]
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Male Video Shatta Wale Nominated [157][158]
4Syte Music Video Awards Most Influential Artiste Shatta Wale Won [157][158]
Ghana Peace Awards Art for Peace of the Year Shatta Wale Won [159]
muzato emmerson Music Awards People Choice of the Year Shatta Wale Won [159]
Africa Youth Awards Musician of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated [160]
Jigwe Awards Jigwe Musician of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated [161][162]
2017 [5] Ghana Music Honours Best Producer Shatta Wale Won [163]
Ghana Music Honours People's Choice Award Shatta Wale Won [164]
Ghana Naija Showbiz Awards Best Male Act Shatta Wale Won [165][166]
Ghana Entertainment Awards USA Best Song Shatta Wale-Kakai Won [167][168]
EMY Africa Awards Man of the Year - Entertainment Shatta Wale Nominated [169]
Ghana Entertainment Awards USA Best Entertainer Shatta Wale Won [168][167]
African Pride Awards Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [170][171]
Ghana Events Awards Best Event Set Up Shatta Wale (After the Storm Concert) Won [172][173]
Ghana Music Awards UK Afro Beats Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [174][175]
Ghana Music Awards UK Collaboration of the Year Shatta Wale ft Addi sef, Captan & Joint 77 Won [174][175]
Ghana Music Awards UK Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [174][175]
Ghana Music Awards UK Afro Pop Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [174][175]
Ghana Music Awards UK Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [174][175]
Eastern Music Awards Most Influential Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Won [176]
African Entertainment Awards (US) Best Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale Won [177]
People's Celebrity Awards Favourite Male Musician Shatta Wale Won [178]
Ultimate People's Celebrity Shatta Wale Won [179]
4Syte Music Video Awards Most Poplar Video Shatta Wale- Taking Over Won [180]
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Best Male MVP Shatta Wale Nominated [181]
African Artiste of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated [181]
Digital Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated [181]
2018 3 Music Awards Song of the Year Ayoo Won [182]
Song Writer of the Year Shatta Wale Won [182]
Facebook Star of the Year Shatta Wale Won [182]
Male Act of the Year Shatta Wale Won [182]
Ghana Music Awards Best Collaboration of the Year Taking Over Won [182]
Dancehall Artist of the Year Shatta Wale Nominated [182]
Dancehall Song of the year Dem Confuse Nominated [182]
Hiplife Song of the Year Ayoo Nominated [182]
Song of the Year Ayoo / Taking Over Nominated [182]

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