Multiple award-winning dance hall act and Zylofon Media signee, Shatta Wale, known in real life as Charles Nii Armah Mensah, has turned a year older as he took to social media to celebrate with his fans. The ‘Don’t Baby My Baby’ singer, who turned 34-years-old today, October 17, could not hold his joy and excitement as he used the opportunity to stay up all night and interacted with his fans.
Shatta Wale, at the stroke of dawn of October 17, took to his official Facebook page to share some words of exhortation with his fans and followers. He first took the initiative to wish himself well on his milestone and indicated that he it was the first time he was celebrating his birthday on his own property. The post he made read, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME …GOD BLESS ME ..GOD BLESS MY FANS…..” Shatta Wale followed that post up with, “THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY IN MY OWN HOUSE .. OH GOD HOW GREAT !!!!!!” The dancehall act who has recently been noted for sharing words from the Bible went on to quote scripture in his next post which read, “Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV) 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Shatta Wale went on to indicate that he was going to drop some songs for his fans because he could not sleep, “DROPPING MY FREESTYLE RAGGA RAGGA MIXTAPE..CANT SLEEP ..LOL,” he wrote. That being said, the singer dropped some songs for the listening pleasure of his fans and asked them to tell him which ones ‘kicked’ them the most. On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Shatta Wale launched his much-anticipated ‘Reign’ album which saw many of his fans troop to the Fantasy Dome in Accra to support him. The night was filled with many surprises as the ‘Dancehall Commando’ man thrilled his fans with lots of songs characterised by his vibrant energy. He also used the night as an opportunity to patch things up with his longtime girlfriend, Michy and ended up proposing to her on stage amidst cheers from his fans.
The album launch was attended by many people and it was reported that the venue was filled to capacity with some patrons even having to stay outside. Present at the event was the father of the singer Mr Charles Nii Armah Mensah Snr and the two children of Shatta Wale. The album launch was not bereft of controversy as it was reported that fellow dancehall acts Samini and Stonebwoy were not allowed to perform and were even turned away from the Fantasy Dome. The two acts reportedly went to the venue of the ‘Reign’ album launch to show support to Shatta Wale with a surprise performance. Shatta Wale, however, after hearing that his colleagues were turned away, took to twitter and apologized to them stating that he was not aware of the incident. Stonebwoy, after Shatta Wale’s response, took to social media to rubbish it and claimed that Shatta Wale was being economical with the truth.