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Shatta Wale Flies By The AfroHits Show

They say three is the magic number, and the AfroHits crew have certainly got a triple treat in store for you this Thursday!

 

First to sit in the hotseat this week is reggae-dancehall artiste & actor, Shatta Wale!

 

 

Best known for his biggest breakthrough hit 'Dancehall King', Ghanaian born Shatta Wale has fast become a global sensation.

 

 

 

Starting his musical journey under the name 'Bandana', debuted his hitmaking talents with the release of single 'Bandana From Ghana' which shot throught the Ghanaian music industry like wildfire in 2004. After taking a musical hiatus following the release of his first album 'Bandana From Ghana', the artiste hit the music scene stronger than ever, rebranding himself Shatta Wale and releasing his hit song 'Dancehall King' in 2013.

 

 

'Dancehall King' not only took the airwaves by surprise, but landed Shatta Wale with the Artiste Of The Year awards at the Ghana Music Awards in 2014. Despite this achievement, Shatta wale's rise to fame happened at the 2013 VGMAs when he composed a song against the organisers of the Ghana Music Awards titled 'Me Need No Awards' because he alleged the organisers robbed him of the Dancehall Artiste of the Year to female Dancehall star Kaakie.

 

 

Despite the song's uncharitable lyrics, the media platforms labelled this point in his career as his breakthrough moment in the Ghana Music Industry. 

 

 

The media outlets may just have been right, as the star has gone from strength to strength as a music artist and as an actor.

 

 

In January 2014, Shatta Wale, joined hundreds of Ghanaians to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay, which was on tour of some Commonwealth countries, ahead of the games in August 2014. Grateful for the opportunity given him, he took to social media to thank those who made it happen.

 

 

” It happens once in a life time..I will like to thank the president of Ghana and the nation for granting me the opportunity to be part of the change in the queens Baton..God bless my homeland Ghana.#SM4LYF.”

 

 

In May 2014, British Newspaper, The Guardian, reported that the five must listen to tracks from around the world includes Shatta Wale’s song Wine Ya Waist featuring Davido from Nigeria. In the same year 2014, his song You Can’t Touch Me was widely used for the Dancers Against Racism Campaign Worldwide.

 

 

In 2015, Shatta Wale asked not to be nominated in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards even though he could have won the prestigious Artiste & Song of the year for the second time running with his hit songs Dancehall Commando featuring Sarkodie, Party all night long featuring Jah Vinci Wine ya waist featuring Davido and Korle Gonno among many hit songs he released the preceding year: because of a pending court case with the organisers of the awards, Charter House Productions Limited for allegedly making defamatory remarks against the CEO of Charter House in a video he uploaded on his Facebook page.

 

 

Shatta Wale’s hardwork in 2014, got him nominated for the maiden GN Bank Awards as the People’s Choice Male Musician of the year. He was also named the 38th Most Influential Ghanaian by E-TV Ghana in 2015 in their annual survey of influential people in Ghana. He is the dancehall Messiah. He resurrected dancehall in Ghana.

 

 

Don't miss Shatta Wale on the Afrohits show this Thursday 24th August from 9-11pm

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