Entertainment of Friday, 21 April 2017
Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly Shatta Wale has announced his first USA tour for his album “After The Storm”.
The African dancehall king took to his Facebook page to announce two dates of his upcoming tour. New York will kick start the tour at the Playstation Theater on July 1st and Massachusetts at the Hanover Theater on July 8th.
The New York event is powered by LVC ENT, Boogie Down Nima and TM Entertainmentz popularly known for Sarkodie’s US Tours including his Appollo Theater Concert. And as their slogan goes we know this will definitely be another “History in the Making”
Previously performing under the name Bandana, the hitmaker achieved street credibility for his music at a time where Ghanaian Dancehall music was still heavily undeveloped. The star soon made headlines with his hit single ‘Moko Hoo‘ which featured fellow Ghanaian musician Tinny, scored the star a Ghana Music Awards nomination in that same year.
Bandana later disappeared from the music scene, only to resurrect almost a decade after with a new name and identity – Shatta Wale. His return to the industry was followed up with a solid repertoire of hit songs in the last four years which immediately became THE street anthems. Shatta Wale took back his rightful place in the music game with fan favourites such as ‘Dancehall King‘ and ‘Enter The Net‘ , loved by both the young and old, almost everyone.
Shatta Wale wouldn’t stop getting nominated and winning awards. He was adjudged the 2014 African Artiste of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (USA) and also won The World Best New Entertainer at the 2014 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). In 2015, he won the Best Male Musician at the maiden edition of the GN Bank Awards (People’s Choice Awards) in Ghana.