Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., known professionally as Shatta Wale, is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter and actor. He won Artiste of the Year at the 2015Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his best known single "Dancehall King", and has appeared films such as Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale, and Shattered Lives. g wale
Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he achieved popularity with his 2004 single, "Moko Hoo", which features Tinny. Then known in the industry as Bandana, the song earned Him a Ghana Music Awards nomination. There afterward, Bandana went missing in the music circus for nearly a decade until rebranding Himself in 2013. He began releasing music under a new name, Shatta Wale, under His record label.
In 2014, he peaked at number 38 on E.tv's "Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaian" Awards chart. He has since appeared on the chart each year. He was ranked "Most Influential Musician" on social media in 2017. He won 8 awards at the 3 music awards in 2019 and also the most awarded dancehall artist in Africa.