He is loved and hated with equal measure but the story behind the man famed not only for his glory but his controversy in the Ghanaian music industry is one of great determination and applied persistence.

He started his young music career with borrowed name and identity – Doggy – a name he took in reverence of his favourite Dance Hall artiste at the time – Yoggy Doggy.

Then he changed to Bandana- a name that shot him to fame after a single hit track. He died in music, buried for years, only to resurrect with a new name, Shatta Wale, a new identity and a solid repertoire of hits after hits in the last year or two.

The World Acclaimed Lyrical Entertainer (WALE) took his long awaited turn on the Hall of Fame, Drive Time's Personality Profile programme on Joy FM with sit-in host Rudy Kwakye Thursday night in what was a humbling, hugely inspiring walk into the life of an enigma, an icon and an achiever.

Watch the interview below: