Ghanaian dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah known by stage name Shatta Wale has unveiled to the media in Jamaica that he actually revived dancehall in Africa.
Shatta Wale who is currently in Jamaica recording songs with top Jamaican stars told Kingston based radio Newstalk93 on the ‘nightly fix’ show that the genres dancehall and reggae were least appreciated in Africa some years back.
He said dancehall and reggae musicians were seen as rude,violent and unimportant and added that hardly will you see reggae or dancehall musicians break through.
Shatta Wale made it clear that in Ghana, the populates could not comprehend what dancehall music was and hence had to lighten the lyrics of his songs by blending our local dialects with the Jamaican patois to make the songs appealing to Ghanaians.
Charles told the show DJ Burn that his talent, hustle and hardwork motivated other dancehall artistes to also follow his steps. He said the likes of BET Award winning dancehall singer Stonebwoy used to come to him to learn because of his great potentials and motivation.