Shala lives and works in Chicago, while engaging in commercial, private and public projects internationally. He owns a media venture called The Movement Worldwide. It develops traditional art as well as art in the forms of entertainment, video, music, and fashion. The Movement art label also functions as a social impact firm dedicated to solving global challenges using Shala's work. The company was originally founded as an independent recording label that produced and managed the unsung hip hop band, Qualo and various other Chicago artist; including 106JAMZ radio personality, Mike Love, international visual artist, Hebru Brantley, and former Kanye West DJ and The Weeknd producer, Million Dolar Mano.
In 2016, Shala's Bronzeville Solar Pyramid was the subject of a Fall course at The Illinois Institute of Technology. His gallery work was featured at Miami Art Basel. He followed up with a sculpture series for Xfinity that was displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the historic Betsy Ross House. Shala won the Artist of the Year Award and the Creative Person of the Year Award in 2018. He was also tapped for a fellowship at The Illinois Institute of Technology. He is currently a national spokesperson for the Nissan Motor Company's new line of tech-savvy vehicles called the Nissan Kicks. The campaign, starring Shala and his work, was recently nominated for Digital Campaign of the Year. He is currently developing solar murals and sculptures for commissions in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ghana.