Prisons are correctional centres for lawbreakers but for Shatta Wale, it is home to him.
After being accused for spreading false information, the Ghanaian dancehall performer was detained in police jail in October 2021.
In a recent interview with TV3, Shatta Wale discussed his time in prison, stating that it didn’t really humble him because he felt at home.
“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 sensation, there were several inmates who were relieved to see him. The ex-convict goes on to say that he was treated with respect and decency while incarcerated in 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 Wale 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”