Award-winning dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, is without a doubt one of the greatest Ghanaian musicians of all time.
With a career stretching over more than a decade, the music mogul has not only made his mark in music, but has etched himself in history as a force to be reckoned with.
Arguably one of the top three African stars with a remarkable record, Shatta Wale has continued to maintain his image within the growing music scene.
With a catalog comprised of 3 studio-recorded albums, 1 mixtape, and over a 1, 00,000 songs, the dancehall star born Charles Nii Amarh, Jnr, has amassed over 10 Ghanaian chart-topping hits and many awards to his name.
As the Ghetto Youth president marks his birthday today, www.ghanaweb.com has compiled hit singles that made music lovers glued to their music stations.
Everybody like my thing
Peaking 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 that foreshadowed a long beef with him and his industry rivals. As the public announcement commemorated their relationship, Shatta Wale caused a lot of confusion with this song, claiming to be the best Dancehall artiste after his fueling row with Dancehall Artiste, Kaakie and VGMA’s organizers, Charterhouse.
The song won Reggae/Dancehall song of year at the 2014 VGMA instead of crowning him with the Best Dancehall artiste which brought a lot of puzzling in Ghana.
Mention this song title and you can instantly hear the claps, as well as the association of Bulldog’s everlasting sad life story.
The Shatta Movement label produced track was the second single lifted from the emcee’s 1 studio-recorded album, “After the Storm”, “Kakai” won Best DJ’s Song of the Year at the 2015 DJ Award.
The song was directed at Bulldog who was his official manager. The pair earned many accolades and awards together but disgraced themselves terribly in the public after a little misunderstanding that transpired.
Bulldog and Shatta Wale, however, are back together working to push Ghana’s music industry forward.
Featuring the former president, John Dramani Mahama “Mahama Paper” slowly climbed to the top after its 2016 release. Jumping from chart to chart in its debut week to peaking at No. 1 in December 2016, “Mahama Paper” continues to resonate with fans worldwide especially since the NDC used the song in 2016 as their campaign anthem.
The song has since been rearranged for performances by several music lovers. The song was arguably the best in 2016.
Debuting in March 2017, “Taking Over” quickly resonated among his many fans and became the theme song in Ghana. The Shatta Movement tune lead by its leader Shatta Wale and his Militants was a story of motivation.
The song went on to win the Best Collaboration of the Year at the 2017 3Music Awards and Ghana Music Awards UK in 2018.