Written by Clement Oluwasegun
Ghanaian dancehall crooner, Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly called Shatta Wale unveiled to the media in Jamaica that he actually revived dancehall in Africa.
Shatta who is currently in Jamaica to record songs with top Jamaican stars said dancehall and reggae musicians were seen as rude,violent and unimportant.
According to him on the nightly fix show with Kingston based radio Newstalk93, he said that especially 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.
He further added that the likes of BET Award winning dancehall singer Stonebwoy used to come to him to learn because of his great potentials and motivation.
The Ayoo hitmaker Shattawale is known for his breakthrough song dubbed Dancehall King in 2012 which bagged him dozens of awards.