Renowned dancehall artist Charles Nii Armah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, has revealed that his journey in the music industry transformed him into a different persona.
During a Twitter Spaces conversation with award-winning TV presenter Serwaa Amihere, Shatta Wale confessed that he initially possessed a more respectful and humble disposition before entering the music scene.
However, he acknowledged that he began to exhibit more aggressive behaviour as a response to the false narratives and rumours circulating about him.
“Ghanaians have made me a monster…This is a Dada Bee boy who left his daddy’s house and did not know anything about insults. But when I came on the streets and started hustling, I met people teaching me respect.
But when my music popped up, well I had people saying things that they did not know about me. Serwaa, if someone calls you a drug addict, will you behave normally? I am not a drug addict.”
Shatta Wale specifically mentioned his discomfort with being labeled as a drug addict, a description he vehemently denied. To him, it felt like someone was trying to dismantle a house he had carefully constructed.
“The perception of me as a drug addict and a disrespectful individual created a kind of ‘monster’ within me,” he said.