Shatta Bandle, whose real name is Firdaus Iddrisu, a dwarf in his twenties, born in the Karaga district of Ghana’s Northern Region, has become a social media sensation. He gained popularity after a video of him claiming to be wealthier than Africa’s richest man, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, began circulating on social media.
A self-proclaimed ‘rich nigga’, Shatta Bandle is not only popular in Ghana, but also in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Benin, after Nigerian communities posted and tweeted about him and their reactions to his video. He has a huge following all over the world today, due to his small stature and hilarious videos, in which he shows off in beautiful homes, expensive cars, with pretty girls and bundles of cash, often in currency.
To this day, many wonder if all the property and money Shatta Bandle shows off really belongs to him. According to reports, Shatta Bandle has a sponsor by the name of Nana Kojo Boateng aka ‘Dada Joe Remix’, but claims that his net worth is over $9.6 billion. However, during his outings, the man has also stated that he used to run a supply shop, but is now into oil and gas.
Although Shatta Bandle boasts of his wealth, he has been accepted by many people, including celebrities in Ghana and Nigeria. He has been interviewed on a number of radio stations and made appearances on television. This has definitely made him popular to the extent that he allows himself to push his boundaries, especially since the man has a unique sense of humour. Shatta Bandle keeps posting on his Instagram page. The latest one is from 3 days ago. It is a video in which he plays pool. « A challenge, » he wrote in the caption.