Shatta Wale Net Worth and Biography – Career, Family, Houses, and Car

Being one of the richest musicians in Ghana, Shatta Wale’s net worth is estimated to be $11 million. Want to know more about the Biography of Shatta Wale, continue reading about the life history of the dancehall king.

Shatta Wale whose real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. is an award-winning musician, dancehall king, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Ghana. The award-winning musician is popular for his single titled ‘Dancehall King’.

Also, Shatta Wale was previously married to Michy with 2 kids before they were separated. He currently owned a lot of houses, cars, and endorsements. Continue reading Shatta Wale’s net worth and biography to know more about the Ghanaian musician.

Shatta Wale with his Wife

Early life and Education

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. who is popularly known as Shatta Wale was born in Accra police hospital in Ghana on 17th October 1984. He was born by Elsie Evelyn Avemegah (mother) and Charles Nii Armah Mensah Senior (father), a politician, legal practitioner, and businessman.

The popular dancehall king grows up with his family in Labiokorshie, Dansoman. His father later got separated from his mother which caused him to experience no motherly care. He attended Seven great princes academy in Dansoman Suburban in Accra. After which he attended Winneba secondary school and later to Volta Region of Ghana high school where he pursued his musical dreams.

Shatta Wale grows up with his father who unknowingly introduced him to Jamaican reggae music and culture. Thus, he started developing an interest in music at a tender age. His interest in music will later cause a rift between his father who wants him to become a lawyer at all cost.  This result in him sleeping in different slums and ghetto before his rise to fame.


As said earlier, Shatta Wale started developing an interest in music after being introduced to reggae records by his father.

During his high school days, he learned how to play keyboard and vocal training from the music class at Winneba Secondary School. Later, he released ‘Moko Hoo’ under the stage name ‘Bandana’ with another Ghanaian musician in 2004. After which he released other hit songs like “No Problem” and “Oba Yaa” which makes his fanbase continue to grow.

After disappearing for years, Shatta Wale changes his stage name from ‘Bandana’ to ‘Shatta Wale’ in 2019. Also, he was able to rose to fame back after performing different stage performances and dropping many songs.

Most of his audiences at that time were youth living in ghettos and Nima, a small community in Accra dominated by Muslims. Some of the songs he produced at that time include ‘Anastasia’, ‘My Eyes Pon Di Money’, ‘Telephone No’, Havana’, ‘Shatta City’, ‘Enter the Net’, ‘Everybody Likes My Tin’, ‘Dancehall King’ and so on.

Some of these songs like ‘Shatta City’, ‘Havana’ and ‘Dancehall King’ make his fame rose like fire and gives him a lot of awards. Furthermore, he collaborated with Davido in 2015 to release ‘Wine Ya Waist’ song.

In 2016, Shatta Wale two hit songs ‘Mahama Paper’ and ‘Kakai’ was used as a political weapon during the year elections in Ghana. It was fronted to be a movement for NDC by Shatta Wale. Although he denied such and threatened to take anyone using his songs for such to a court.

Also, the Ghanaian rich musician has collaborated with a lot of local and international artists. Some of them include Beyonce, Davido, Skillibeng, D-Black Burna Boy, Sarkodie, Gappy Ranks, Amerado, Kweku Flick, and many others.

Apart from being a dancehall king and a musician, Shatta Wale was also an actor. He started acting at a little age in primary school when he was featured in By the Fireside, a popular drama series at the National Theatre of Ghana. Since then he has also acted in many movies ranging from ‘Shattered Lives’ to’Never Say Never’ and so on. See the list of top musicians in Africa with their net worth

Endorsement Deals

Apart from Shatta Wale’s huge net worth, One of the perks of being a popular artist is the different endorsement deals. Shatta Wale like many other popular musicians has a lot of endorsement deals. He has worked with a lot of brands including the Guinness Ghana Breweries and Rush Energy in 2014.

Also, he was revealed as the Storm energy drink ambassador in 2017. The likes of Boss Baker Beef Roll, Infinix Ghana, and so many other brands have also used Shatta Wale as their brand ambassador.

Family and Relationship

Unlike many other musicians, the dancehall king does not have many girlfriends or his girlfriends are unknown. Although, he was married previously to Michy a Ghanaian singer with whom he had 2 kid.

Shatta Wale with Wife and his two kids

Shatta Wale Albums and Songs

Being an award-winning musician and reggae-dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has released a lot of songs and albums. Below are some of his songs and albums;


  • After the Storm which was released in 2016
  • Cloud 9 which was released in 2017
  • Reign which was released in 2018
  • Wonder Boy which was released in 2019


  • Like You After the Storm
  • Dancehall King part 2
  • Haters
  • Affi Di Money
  • Patoranking African Takeover
  • Zylofon
  • True Believer
  • Don’t Baby My babyReign
  • Bend OverReign
  • Shatta with 9 (feat. 9TYZ)
  • Packaging (feat. Medikal)
  • No Look
  • Weather Forecast
  • I Hate Nonsense
  • Miss Money
  • Party with the Stars (Feat. Munga Honorable, Tifa)

Awards and Recognition

Furthermore, Shatta Wale has been nominated for many awards. Some of which he won and some which he did not. Below are some of his awards;

  • 4Syte TV Music Video Awards for the Best Reggae/Dancehall VideoWonin 2014
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards for theAfrican Artiste of the Yearin 2014
  • Ghana Music Awards for theArtiste of the Yearin 2014
  • Publisher’s Choice Awardin 2015
  • Blogging and Social Media Awards for Artiste with the Best Social Media Presencein 2016
  • Golden Movie Awards for AfricaGolden Discoveryin 2016
  • Afrimma Awardsfor Dancehall Artiste of the Yearin 2016
  • BASS Awards for the Best Performer of the Year

Shatta Wale Cars and Houses

In addition to Shatta Wale’s huge net worth, he also owned series of luxurious cars and houses. Some of his cars include Mercedes-Benz S550, Range Rover, G-wagon, and so on. Also, he has many houses in Ghana. See the list of the richest billionaires in Ghana


Shatta Wale Net Worth

Taking into consideration of all his earnings, cars, and houses, Shatta Wale net worth is estimated to be $11 million