Shatta Wale opens up on how his parents’ separation affected him

Popular Ghanaian musician, Shatta Wale recounts his trauma as he gets candid about how his parents’ separation had affected him negatively, causing him to sleep on the streets.

During a Facebook live session, Shatta Wale opened up on the challenges he had to face after his parents separated.

He noted that he had suffered emotional instability and financial insecurity as he thought back on the difficulties he encountered. He stressed the impact that growing up without a family had on his identity and sense of security.

In the live session, he also talked about how he found it difficult to deal with the psychological effects of his parents’ divorce, frequently feeling helpless and exposed as a result.

The dancehall artist disclosed that the event had left him with long-lasting emotional wounds that affected his well-being and relationships.

He also recalled that every time he expressed worries about his parent’s separation, he was constantly labeled as a disobedient son. He added that as a result, he had to leave his family in quest of finding peace.

Shatta Wale said:

“Growing up, I lived with my parents for a while but they did not help me. They made a mistake and broke up. They created a broken home; our home was broken and it affected me so much. Our broken home affected me. Anytime I talked or complained about this, they labeled me disrespectful. So, I left them. I left the house. I run from my parents.

“You know what my parents put me through? Because of them, I slept on the streets, I slept in front of stores. Those days, it was the prostitutes at Nkrumah Circle who were watching over me. I slept at filling stations at Circle including the one that got burnt. I slept on the streets of Adabraka and so on

As a result, I started running from stress, running from people who would stress me. That’s where I learned how to cut people off because I don’t want stress. I cut people off without thinking twice. I am the chief cutter. I have learned that in life, it is important to cut off anyone who wants to bring negativity into your life.”

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