Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., better known as award-winning Ghanaian dancehall artist Shatta Wale, has stated that he hopes to go from music to politics in the future in order to address the socioeconomic problems facing his nation.

The well-known crooner claims that if he gets enough support from his fellow Ghanaians, he will be willing to give up music and run for president. He explained that assisting in the resolution of significant problems affecting his fellow citizens and the country at large has always been his dream.


The “On God” hitmaker recently shared his profound concern for Ghana’s socioeconomic problems in an interview with blogger Shadrack Crabe. He emphasised that his choice is a sincere attempt to unite the country by using his popularity and influence to effect positive change.


Shatta went on to say that because of his “remarkable exploits” with the Shatta Movement, his father had once advised him to enter politics. He went on to say that the only way he can fulfil his dream of becoming president is if Ghanaians reject all the negative connotations associated with him and unite to support and motivate him to run for office in the 2028 elections.

“My dream is to one day change Ghana. If Ghanaians are listening to me and they stop viewing me as just Shatta Wale and instead start to come together and support me, I will stand up, leave the music, and run in the next four years’ election to see if we can not win hands down,” he declared.


Speaking about the educational requirements for president, Shatta Wale stressed that, should he be elected, he would use intellectuals’ experience to run the nation’s daily operations as head of state. He expressed his dismay at the state of Ghana today, pointing out recent instances of inequality and human rights violations while bemoaning the fact that Ghanaians live in a “state and not a country.”


Shatta Wale has always been an outspoken supporter of social justice, and he has used his position to push for economic and youth empowerment initiatives. Some may find it surprising that he went from music to politics, but it fits with his long-standing dedication to helping the less fortunate.