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VGMA@20: Oragnisers fall short to announce ‘Artiste of the Year’ thanks to Shatta, Stonebwoy fight


For the initially time in the 20-year background of the Ghana New music Awards, organisers have failed to announce the winner of the ‘Artiste of the Year’ classification.

The organisers unsuccessful to announce a winner owing to a fracas in between two of the nominees of that category during the awards ceremony on Saturday.

Hosts of the Awards this 12 months, Kwame Sefa Kayi and Berla Mundi declared that the winner for that category and the ‘Most Popular Track of the Year’ will be introduced on a later on day.

They pointed out that the final decision not to announce winners for the two classes was thanks to a combat that broke out in between the camps of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.

A brawl erupted among Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale camps at the 20th anniversary of the Vodafone Ghana Audio Awards, Sunday. 

Pandemonium broke out soon just after Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’. This is the fifth consecutive time he is profitable the award. 

Just when Stonebwoy, who was finding up the award for the fifth time, was about to provide his acceptance speech for the award, Shatta Wale began strolling to him on phase.

It’s unclear what Shatta Wale’s intentions had been contemplating the truth that the two, in excess of the many years, have rarely observed eye to eye.

There are recommendations that Shatta Wale, who was clearly disappointed just after his arch-rival was introduced the winner of that group, was going for walks up to the stage to celebrate with Stonebwoy.

Just as he approached the phase, blows begun flying between Stonebwoy’s entourage and Shatta Wale’s crew.

Police and security staff could be seen speeding to phase to stop the brawl from escalating.

Stonebwoy pulled out a gun on stage for the duration of the scuffle as some of his crew associates test to protect the gun.

The fight disrupted the Awards for almost 30 minutes. Some attendees, which includes actress Jackie Appiah, rushed out of the venue.

Soon right after each camps had been separated, Shatta Wale, who had previously picked up two awards on the night, posted on Twitter “Don’t enjoy with a lion like that …He dislikes to scent blood !!!”

When Stonebwoy arrived on phase to settle for his next award for the night, ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’, he apologized for the incident.

“I’m genuinely sorry for the incident that happened before on and I only experienced to react out of purely natural instincts simply because we all know how premeditative some persons can be. We’ve found on social media the treats and almost everything so we couldn’t come in unprepared simply because just about anything could have occurred like you guys noticed,” he claimed.

Stonebwoy added that “I appear in peace and I go in peace and I apologise to the total masses of Ghana that the Awards is likely to go on. Thank you quite a lot for supporting my audio, for supporting all people else’s music…by their deeds we have all seen.” 


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