Award-winning Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., has expressed his desire to transition from music to politics in the future to address the socio-economic issues plaguing the country.

According to the renowned crooner, he is willing to quit music and run for the presidency if he receives sufficient support from his fellow Ghanaians. He detailed that it has always been his dream to help solve major issues plaguing his fellow citizens and the nation as a whole.

In a recent interview with Blogger Shadrack Crabe, the ‘On God’ hitmaker expressed his deep concern for the socio-economic challenges facing Ghana. He emphasized that his decision stems from a genuine desire to bring about positive change, leveraging his popularity and influence to unite the nation.

Shatta further noted that his father had once advised him to venture into politics considering his ‘remarkable exploits’ with his Shatta Movement. He added that he can only achieve his dream of becoming a President if Ghanaians will eschew all the negativity linked with his personality, and come together to support and encourage him to contest for President in the 2028 elections.

“Ghana needs a president like me…My Dad wants me to go into politics because he knows that I am so confident and know the guidelines of how to really run a Movement. That is why my Shatta Movement is the biggest fanbase in Africa.

“That is my dream that one day, I would have to help to change Ghana so if Ghanaians are listening to me and you won’t watch me as just Shatta Wale and start to encourage me and come together and support me, I will stand on my feet and leave the music and contest in the next four years election and see if we cannot win hands down,” he said.

Commenting on the academic qualifications required for the presidency, Shatta Wale emphasized that, if elected, he would enlist the expertise of intellectuals to manage the country’s daily affairs while he serves as the head of state. He expressed his concern over Ghana’s current condition, lamenting that Ghanaians are living in an “estate and not a country,” highlighting recent instances of inequality and infringement of people’s rights.

Shatta Wale has always been vocal about social issues, using his platform to advocate for youth empowerment and economic reforms. His transition from music to politics, while surprising to some, aligns with his longstanding commitment to addressing the needs of the underprivileged.


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