Shatta Wale Earns International Recognition

Three hit songs of the Ghanaian dancehall act, Shatta Wale has been featured in a Netflix film put together by a Spanish producer. Shatta Wale’s ‘Ayoo’, ‘Mama Stories’ and ‘My Level’ have been featured in a Spanish movie titled, ‘Black Beach’ which was published on Netflix.

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, (born 17 October 1982), known professionally as Shatta Wale (formerly Bandana), is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, actor, and CEO of Shatta Movement Empire. He won Artiste of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his best known single “Dancehall King”, and has appeared in films such as Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale, and Shattered Lives.

Black Beach

The aforementioned songs were played in the background during a pub scene, where the Spanish characters sang the lyrics out loud and jammed to it.

As the atmosphere in the movie got charged, the DJ played ‘My Level’ and that brought about more dance steps and applause from the cast as the protagonist went about his act.

It is clear that scenes of the said movie have also been shot in Ghana as scenes from Cape Coast have as well been captured in the film. It was therefore understandable why the Spanish producer, Esteban Crespo would decide on some of the Ghanaian adored tunes.

Esteban Spanish Producer

The movie, ‘Black Beach’ is an adventurous 2020 movie centered around a lawyer with a promising future who is forced to dive deep into his past when he agrees to negotiate with an old friend turned kidnapper.

The 1hr 40 minutes movie directed by Esteban Crespo, a Spanish filmmaker, has now been uploaded to Netflix.

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