Being Incarcerated Felt Like Home – Shatta Wale Shares Ankaful Prison Experience

Controversial Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has disclosed that his jail time felt like an abode and was as if he had gone on a vacation.

When quizzed if the experience he had in prison had somehow humiliated him, the famous performer implied that there is nothing like that and put in that the spot “felt like home”.

“Here in Ghana, we do not sacrifice to help the country. It did humble me because when I went to jail, I was actually feeling like I was at home,” he divulged.

Granting an interview to Giovanni Caleb on Showbiz 360 which is aired on TV3, the ‘Free We’ song crooner shared how the cell was made up of enthusiasts that had been longing to see him and hence, dealt with him like majesty.
“There were quite a number of people there, some for over 30 years, that wanted to see Shatta Wale. Some fetch water for me whilst others give me their food. The way I was treated on the streets, is the same treatment I got in the cells,” he revealed.

According to the Shatta Movement boss, the experience has not affected his career since he was able to create more hits after getting released.

“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,” he noted.

Birthed Charles Nii Armah Mensah, he was sent to the Ankaful Medium prison in the Central Region to spend one week on remand.

He was apprehended by the police after he fabricated being shot with the assistance of his PRO Nana Dope and another close pal known as Gangee.

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