Shatta Wale Joins the #EndSARS movement with new song, ‘Fvck Sars’
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr, known professionally as Shatta Wale, is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, actor and CEO of Shatta Movement Empire. He won Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his best known single “Dancehall King”, and has appeared in films such as Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale, and Shattered Lives.
Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he achieved popularity with his 2004 single, “Moko Hoo”, which features Tinny. Then known in the industry as Bandana, the song earned Him a Ghana Music Awards nomination. There afterward, Bandana went missing in the music industry for nearly a decade until rebranding himself in 2013. He began releasing music under a new name, Shatta Wale, under his record label (Shatta Movement Records).
In 2014, he peaked at number 38 on E.tv’s “Top 100 Most Influential Ghanaian” Awards chart. He has since appeared on the chart each year. He was ranked “Most Influential Musician” on social media in 2017. He won 8 awards at the 3Music Awards in 2019 and also the most awarded dancehall artist in Africa.
Ghanaian dancehall kingpin Shatta Wale has added his voice to the #EndSARS movement with a brand new song tagged “Fvck Sars.”
Produced by Paq, ‘Fvck Sars‘ is a direct criticism of Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad. In recent days, Nigerians across the globe have come out en masse to protest the indiscriminate actions of the FSARS unit of the Nigerian Police Force, calling on the President to #EndSARS.
While the government has announced it has dissolved FSARS, people are sceptical, as this is seen as another empty gesture to appease the citizens. With this in mind, nationwide protests are expected to continue well into the new week. Also expect to hear more socio-conscious songs in relation to SARS in the coming days.
Dremo dropped “Thieves In Uniform” last week. Now, it’s Shatta Wale‘s turn. Who’s next?
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