Ahead of his controversial disqualification from the 2016 edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) Ghanaâ€™s dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah, aka Shatta Wale, has been calling on members of his Shatta Movement to be inspired by his story and never give up on their dreams and goals.
According to him, SHATTA means â€œSERIOUSâ€, and for that matter every member of the movement should take life more serious and work very hard to realize their dreams.
Shatta Wale, who is gearing up for the launch of his album â€œAFTER THE STORMâ€ in April this year, is looking forward to having it free for his fans. He stated, â€œsometimes it is not always about the money, it is about giving back to the society.â€
He made this known in an exclusive interview on Showbiz971 on Suncity Radio 97.1MHz in Sunyani when host, Melvina Frimpong Manso interviewed him. Ghanaians, he said showed him so much love and he wanted to reciprocate that love.
â€œI have gotten so much love in Ghana that I have never gotten before. It hasnâ€™t been an easy road for me though, and this album will tell the youth in Ghana that when you want to do anything, do it in the right direction and also positively.â€
The reason why he settled on â€œAFTER THE STORMâ€™ he said was because he had been through a lot in his music career but has never given up.
â€œFrom Bandana to Shatta Wale now has been a brand that many doubted. Those days, people did not really appreciate and understand my type of music. I was told Ghana was not ready for dancehall but I told them I could do it. It took me 10 years to come out with the brand Shatta Wale and I had a lot of struggles here and there, all because I wanted to put our industry in order,â€ he said.
â€œI want the youth to know that, after the storm, there is light at the end of the tunnel,â€ he concluded.