Dancehall King, Shatta Wale has revealed his excessive use of weed during his hibernation.The multiple award winning act after his smash hit Moko Hoo went into exile to learn music production. “After 2003, I went into exile. That time I used to smoke a lot. The weed I have smoked is more than three commercial bank buildings. But as you grow you need to change. I don’t smoke anymore.”
Explaining why he quit smoking Shatta said; “I felt I had to get a covenant with God because I didn’t understand why I could play all those beats but my songs weren’t making hits. So I promised God that if he gave me another chance I will change many things about my life and I made sure I mentioned his name in all my songs, and I got the big song finally.
“If you give me weed now I can’t smoke it. I wasn’t addicted to the weed though but whenever I smoked, I wasn’t paid for the high I was getting and I realized I was very energetic on stage so I tried to stop to see how well I will do on stage and I was still energetic. So I stopped in 2013.”