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New VGMA board to determine fate of Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy

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As Charterhouse, organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards call for entries for the 21st edition of the scheme, Head of Public Events of the company Robert Klah says the inclusion or otherwise of Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale will be determined after the board is reconstituted.

The two dancehall giants were banned indefinitely from the awards scheme, stripped of all the awards they won last year and asked to return the plaques after they disrupted the 20th edition of the event.

“The board of the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards deems the actions of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy to have flouted the terms and conditions of the scheme, brought the name of the event into disrepute and therefore wish to sanction the two as follows:

“Both musicians are hereby banned indefinitely from participating in the nominations, selections and performances at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheme.

“Also the two artistes are hereby stripped of all the awards they won at the 20th VGMA and are thus requested by the board to return all plaques in their possession to Charterhouse effective immediately,” read a member of the board, Amandzeba at a press conference held by Charterhouse at the Alisa Hotel.

With January 31, 2020 as the deadline for filing of nominations, Mr. Klah mentioned in an interview with MzGee on 3FM’s ShowBuzz that the board will be reconstituted before the deadline.

“As it stands, the resolve of the board still holds. When the board reconstitutes, they can decide whether the ban should be lifted or not,” he said.

“Reconstitution of the board is happening this month. Submissions are going to end on 31st but it doesn’t necessarily mean that work on nomination ends because when the board is working and they feel some particular music has done well, they can find out if submissions have been made and if submissions have not been made, sometimes, they reach out to the persons involved just to find out if they are willing to tender in. These are some of the things that happen in the background.”

Asked if Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have returned the plaques as instructed earlier, Klah said, “That information will be shared by the reps of the board” when it’s reconstituted.

The scuffle

While Stonebwoy was up the VGMA stage taking his award, Shatta Wale, his rival on the music scene, was seen approaching the stage with a host of others presumed to be his fans.

Stonebwoy who felt threatened, pulled out a handgun handed him on stage by one of his entourage, a scene that sparked a scuffle between the two artistes and their followers.

The awards event was temporarily halted and the topmost two awards for the event, Most Popular Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year, were deferred due to the melee.

Both Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale were invited by the police for questioning the next day and have since been charged and put before court. They have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

I won’t return VGMA plaques – Stonebwoy

Stonebwoy in an interview on Hitz FM disclosed that he had not returned the award plaques he won at the 20th edition of the VGMAs as directed by the board because he does not see the need to do so when his fans voted for him.

“It’s double disrespect to even carry the plaques to Charterhouse. I didn’t steal the awards… my fans voted,” he said.

Shatta Wale declares boycott of VGMA events

Following the brawl that ensued, Shatta Wale who claimed he approached the stage to congratulate Stonebwoy, announced his decision to boycott subsequent editions of the event.

“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!” a post on his social media pages read.

Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy make peace

Barely a month after the brouhaha, the two artistes united during a press conference at Marriot Hotel in Accra.

Before the press conference, they had shared photos that indicated they had met to smoke the peace pipe.

Touching on the possibility of joining the scheme should organisers rescind the ban placed on them, Stonebwoy said they were open for possibilities.

Their peace concert dubbed ‘Ghana First Concert’ which they announced would happen soon, has however not seen the light of day.

Credits: Ghanaweb

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Mr. Eazi bewails how the system treat Rasta’s and people with tatoo

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Songwriter and entrepreneur, Mr Eazi, has expressed his deepest displeasure on how people with dreadlocks and tatoos are treated.

The perception created about people with dreads and tatoos are not one you would like to know because it sounds weird and embarassing.

Most people living in such lifestyle are looked down upon in the society. They are ridiculed, referred to as criminals, irresponsible etc. Some are even refused office jobs due to their hair.

His tweet blew up when people tell stories of how they been treated because of their dreads

His tweet:

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I Will Only Help An Upcoming Artist After I Stop Music To Avoid Competition – Empress Gifty

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Popular Ghanaian Musician Gifty Hopson Adorye popularly known as Empress Gifty has vouched never to sign up an upcoming artist on her record label to train.

According to Empress Gifty in a recent interview, she will only train upcoming artists when she decides to retire from the music industry. She added that she needed ample time to be able to promote her artiste to the top to avoid any unnecessary competition.

“Oh of course, yes! But now I’m still doing music so when I retire from my music I will sign an artiste. Because two captains can never be on a ship. It is wrong and unadvisable for an artiste to sign his fellow artiste under his record label, it doesn’t help. So I like the way Lynx Entertainment is doing it, he put his career aside and building an image because it’s not right to compete with the young ones. He’ll compete with Kuami Eugene and the likes – his own artistes”. Gifty disclosed.Gifty Adorye further explained that, if she signs up a new artist, he/she will grab all the shows for him/herself. Do you think when I have an artist under me and there is a show worth GH30,000, what will I do? So I case you hear I’m signing an artistic that means Empress has retired from music. So that I focus on the person and push him to where I want him to be she add.
Meanwhile Gifty Adorye is currently promoting her new single titled ‘Jesus Over Do’.

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Eminen unlocks New Single Titled ” Darkness “

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American hiphop rap legend, Marshall Mathers a.k.a Eminem drops new song which talks about the sad things happening in America.

The rapper talked about the on-going gun violence and illegal arms possession in the country, the horrors of gang violence and gang rape.

He wished all of these would end but when? He wished people or government will help survivors or victims of gun violence in the country.

The horrific shootings which took place in Las Vegas, El Paso, Texas claimed a lot of lives. It was reported that the shooter after killing innocent people killed himself at the end.

This any many deaths in the country is caused by wielding of illegal arms. He asked the public to help fight gun violence through voting on VOTE.GOV

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