September 23, 2023

Shatta Wale talks about his time with the inmates at Prison

  • Prison didn’t humble me, it’s like home to me – Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale talks about his time with the inmates at Prison
Shatta Wale talks about his time with the inmates at Prison

Prisons are institutions for lawbreakers, but Ghanaian award-winning artist Shatta Wale, who spoke about his time there, described there as his “home.”

In October 2021, the Ghanaian dancehall musician was detained by authorities after being accused of spreading untrue information.

In a recent interview with TV3, Shatta Wale discussed his time spent in jail, saying that he didn’t feel particularly humbled by the experience because he felt at home there.


You see, here in Ghana, we do not sacrifice to help the country. It didn’t really humble me because when I went to jail, I was actually feeling like I was at home, he said.

According to the Ghanaian music star, there were prisoners who were happy to see him in jail. The ex-convict adds that he was even treated with respect and dignity during his time at the Ankaful Medium Prison in the Central Region.

“There were quite a number of people there, some for over 30 years, that wanted to see Shatta Wale. Some fetch water for me and others give me their food. The way I was treated on the streets, is the same treatment I got in the cells,” he said.

During the conversation with Giovani Caleb, the host of the show, Shatta emphasized that the experience had no effect on his music career because he had been able to release more hit songs after his bail.

“It wasn’t like they sent me to a place to suffer; when I went there, it was like a vacation. Nobody goes to jail and comes back with the right frame of mind but I came back and released ‘On God’, ‘JJC’ and a whole lot”.

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