Charterhouse bans Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale indefinitely

Charterhouse has banned Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale indefinitely from the awards scheme over their misconduct at the 20th anniversary of the Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA).

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The decision was announced at a press conference in Accra, on Thursday May23, 2019.

Announcing the sanctions for the two dancehall artistes, chairman of the VGMA board 2019, Nat Brew Amandzeba said the two artistes are also to return the award plagues they won on the night of the event.

He opined that Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have lost their legibility for VGMAs nominations, selections and performances.

He noted that the decision was taken after “careful deliberations” and “extensive consultation” with stakeholders in the music industry.

Meanwhile, Shatta Wale posted on social media few minutes to the announcement that he has pulled out of the award scheme going forward.

“Upon sober reflections of events in recent times and having made broader consultations, I wish to announce that I will not be part of the Ghana Music Awards scheme going forward. God bless!,” he posted on his Facebook wall.

Shatta Wale was banned in 2013 from the VGMA because he maligned the board of the awards scheme. The ban was only lifted last year, 2018.

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale clashed on stage when Stonebwoy was announced the winner of Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year.

In the ensuing confusion, Stonebwoy pulled a gun; an action he explained later in a press statement as self-defence. The two were subsequently arrested and detained. 

This left the organisers surprised.

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