Ghanaian dancehall sensation, Shatta Wale, has opened up about his time behind bars, revealing that he actually felt comfortable during his time there.
He said this during an interview with Giovanni Caleb on the TV3’s Showbiz 360.
When asked whether his prison stint had humbled him, the renowned artiste dismissed the notion, stating that his confinement felt normally comfortable, like he was at home.
“You see, in Ghana, we do not sacrifice to fight for this country. It didn’t really humble me because when I went to jail, I was actually feeling like I was at home,” he shared.
The self-proclaimed dancehall king described his cell as a gathering of devoted fans who had eagerly awaited his presence and treated him like royalty.
“There were people there, some for over 30 years, that wanted to see Shatta Wale. Some were fetching water for me whilst others were giving me their food. The way I was treated on the streets is the same way I was treated in the jailhouse,” he disclosed.
Shatta Wale emphasized that his stint in prison had no negative impact on his career, pointing out that he continued to make popular songs even after his release.
“It wasn’t like they sent me to a place to suffer; when I went there, it was like a vacation. Nobody goes to jail and comes back with the right frame of mind but I came back and released ‘On God’, ‘JJC’ and a whole lot,” he confidently remarked.
Shatta Wale was detained for a week at the Ankaful Medium Prison in the Central Region. His arrest and sentence were the consequence of a fabricated shooting event in which his spokeswoman, Nana Dope, and other members of his team propagated word of his supposed shooting on social media.