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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.

He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale , formerly Bandana .[1] His best-known song is “Dance hall King”, which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards . Wale is also an actor, having appeared in the films Never Say Never [2] , The trial of Shatta Wale [3] and Shattered Lives .

[4] Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dance hall 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 afterwards, 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 (SM For Lyf Records).


[5] In 2014, he peaked number 38 on E.tv ‘s “Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaian” Awards chart. [6][7] He has since appeared on the chart each year. He was ranked “Most Influential Musician” on social media in 2017. [8] he won 8 awards at the 3music awards in 2019 and also the most awarded dance hall artist in Africa Early life.

[9] 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. [10] 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 travelling with him to the UK to meet his relatives who were half Jamaicans. These exposures made him develop the 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 the 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. Shatta 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 daylight.” Stated in an interview.

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

Career

2004–: Career beginnings

His 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 took time to work on his music. Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dance hall genre at the time, he soon gain 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.

2009–2012

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. [citation needed ] Wale released songs almost everyday on his social media handles free to download and would performed them in small communities in Accra.

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Counselor Lutterodt reacts to Cecilia Marfo and Joyce Blessing issue; see what he said about Cecilia Marfo

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Controversial marriage counselor, Counselor Lutterodt, has added his voice to the trending issue of Cecilia Marfo and Joyce Blessing. 

In a thanksgiving service in Kumasi, Cecilia Marfo snatched a microphone from Joyce Blessing as she started singing. She then started speaking tongues with a message to Joyce Blessing that she has to go back to her husband, Dave Joy. 

Counselor Lutterodt has contributed to the issue on Peace FM that Cecilia Marfo has a mental problem. For him, this is what cause her to misbehave in the name of prophecy. Please watch the video below: 

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Cecilia Marfo snatches microphone from Joyce Blessing during live performance

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Ghanaian gospel singer, Cecilia Marfo has disgraced her colleague gospel singer, Joyce Blessing by snatching a microphone from her and inducted her to go back to her former husband while performing on stage. 

In a video sighted by fredericknuetei.com, the veteran singer spoke in tongues that God wants to use Joyce Blessing for his work but she should go back to her husband and make peace with him (Dave Joy). 

“My daughter, if you will listen to me go back and take your marriage. I called you with love and so you should know the life you have is not yours. I’ve made you a Queen so listen to me and go back to your husband. I’ve sent you already, lady go and take your husband, my spirit is using you,” Cecilia Marfo said.

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https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKZEaCIJ9-k/?igshid=1mxh6qq43lpmo

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