Shatta Wale admits he is a shoeshine boy as he gives Timaya a response

Shatta Wale is once again in the news and this time, he made a huge admission – Ghanaian dance hall artiste, Shatta Wale, has admitted that he is a shoeshine boy – This came after a Nigerian artiste claimed he does not know who Shatta Wale is Shatta Wale reportedly admitted to being a shoeshine boy.

His comment came hours after Nigerian artiste, Timaya, said that he has no idea who Shatta Wale is.

Timaya further wondered if Shatta Wale is a plumber or a shoeshine boy. In a report by, the Nigerian artiste mentioned he had been asked by his fans to produce a song directed at Shatta Wale.

This was a result of a number of verbal exchanges between Shatta Wale and some Nigerian music artistes, notably Wizkid and Patoranking. Timaya’s comments prompted a response from Shatta Wale, who released a song. In the song, Shatta Wale admits that he is indeed a shoeshine boy. He however goes ahead to claim that Timaya’s parents are his colleagues in the business.

Shatta Wale added that Timaya should either be pounding fufu or secure employment as a househelp. This, he explained, was because the Nigerian artiste has never been a star.




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