Shatta Wale, an award-winning dancehall singer, is without a doubt one of Ghanaian’s greatest musicians ever.
The music mogul has not only made its mark in music with a career stretching over more than a decade, but has etched itself as a force to be reckoned with in history.
Shatta Wale has continued to maintain her reputation within the rising music scene, arguably one of the top three African stars with a remarkable record.
With a catalog of 3 studio-recorded albums, 1 mixtape, and over 1,00,000 songs, Charles Nii Amarh, Jnr, the dancehall star born, has collected more than 10 Ghanaian chart-topping hits and numerous awards to his name.
As the Ghetto Youth president marks his birthday today, www.yesghanaonline.com has compiled hit singles that made music lovers glued to their music stations.
Everybody like my thing
Looking through at the Ghanaian airwaves, “Everybody Like my thing” was a certified anthem. The song’s lyrics: “When we are racing no body cross me”. Filled with success and achievement, “Everybody like my thing” was virtually on the lips of all his fans and remains one of the emcee’s most popular songs to date.
The single released in 2012 won Best Reggae/Dancehall video at the 4Syte TV Music Video awards in 2013.
This was the single with which he and his industry rivals foreshadowed a long beef. Shatta Wale caused a lot of uncertainty with this song as the public announcement commemorated their friendship, claiming to be the best Dancehall artist after his sparking row with the organizers of Dancehall Artiste, Kaakie and VGMA, Charterhouse.
At the 2014 VGMA, the track won the year’s Reggae / Dancehall album instead of crowning it with the Best Dancehall artist which brought a lot of puzzling to Ghanaians.
Mention this song title and you can hear the claps and the association of the eternal sad life story of Bulldog instantly.
The song released by the Shatta Movement label was the second single lifted from the 1 studio-recorded album of the emcee, “After the Storm,” which won Best DJ’s Song of the Year at the 2015 DJ Award.
The song was aimed at the official owner of Bulldog. The pair won a lot of accolades and honors together, but after a little misunderstanding that transpired, they disgraced themselves poorly in the media.
Nonetheless, Bulldog and Shatta Wale are working together to drive the music industry in Ghana forward.
John Dramani Mahama’s “Mahama Paper” slowly climbed to the top following his launch in 2016 with the former president. Jumping from chart to chart in its debut week to peak at No. 1 in December 2016, “Mahama Paper” continues to resonate with fans around the world, especially as the NDC used the song as its campaign anthem in 2016.
Several music lovers have since rearranged the song for performance. The album in 2016 was probably the best.
Debuting in March 2017, “Taking Over” resonated quickly among many of his fans and became Ghana’s theme song. The melody of the Shatta Movement was a tale of inspiration led by its founder Shatta Wale and his militants.
The album went on to win the 2017 3Music Awards and Ghana Music Awards UK Best Collaboration of the Year in 2018.