Ghanaian reggae-dancehall craftsman, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., known by the stage name Shatta Wale, earlier Bandana has been argued to produce the Best Dancehall music in Ghana.
Introduction: Dancehall Music
Dancehall is a kind of Jamaican mainstream music that began in the late 1970s. Initially, dancehall was a more meager adaptation of reggae than the roots style, which had ruled a significant part of the 1970s. During the 1980s, advanced instrumentation turned out to be more predominant, changing the sound extensively, with computerized dancehall (or “ragga”) getting progressively portrayed by quicker rhythms.
Key components of dancehall music incorporate its broad utilization of Jamaican Patois as opposed to Jamaican standard English and an emphasis on the track instrumentals (or “riddims”).
Dancehall Music in Ghana
Across the Atlantic Ghanaian artists and netizens look to Rastafari, Reggae, and Dancehall for procedures in socially, strategically and economically assembling their inexorably metropolitan African personalities.
Well known youth societies and Dancehall music adaptation in Ghana reflect one another; reverberating surviving socio-etymological and social maintenances that attach African Jamaicans to Ghana through the Atlantic Slave Trade.
What is the Best Dancehall music in Ghana?
If you are reading this, you are probably thinking, “Are Shatta Wale songs the best Dancehall music in Ghana?” Well, to answer that, Yes! Shatta Wale’s songs are the best Dancehall music in Ghana.
His most popular single is “Dancehall King”, which drove him to win the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 version of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
Shatta Wale vrs Stonebwoy
Although Shatta Wale has bragged alot aboout being the Dancehall King in Ghana, there is no doubt that he truly deserves this title. Othe r people believe Stonebwoy is most fit for the Dancehall King title but the truth of this matter is that, Stonebwoy is only a close rival for Best Dancehall music in Ghana next to Shatta Wale.
Shatta’s love for music forced him drop out of school and travel to Jamaica just to polish his craft. No wonder he set a record as the only dancehall artist to have won 8 awards honors at 3 Music Awards in 2019.