Controversial Dancehall Artiste Shatta Wale has disclosed that his decision to change his from Bandana to Shatta Wale was a divine direction from God.
He said he prayed to God to help him resurrect his career and God told him to change his name.
The “My Level” hitmaker explained that before his name change in 2013, he was falling in the music industry.
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“I felt this music wey I feel say you go be like Lil Wayne and Jay Z, the system no dey like that for here. You know the way Ghana music sometimes you have to hustle promoters to pay you and stuff so I was really struggling. So I woke up and just prayed to God. I said God I beg you if you will give me another chance for this thing because the way man dey suffer, you for give me an idea ”
Disclosing how God spoke to him, Shatta Wale said:
“All that I heard from God was, change your name. And I was like, but Bandana be cool o so I go fi change. He was like, I changed peoples’ names in the Bible and so if you can also change your name, I believe I can push you up.”
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“So I said what can I add to the Wale to make it strong, the only word that I could spell in my mind was Shatta. And Shatta in Jamaica is like real bad one. You know, somebody that people fear,”
Shatta Wale has been one of Ghana’s biggest artistes in the last couple of years, having held numerous sold-out shows. He has also received numerous awards in the past few years.
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