A Jamaican Dancehall Society Ambassador, Donnaray Roc says the never-ending feud involving Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy – two primary dancehall artistes – has dented dancehall lifestyle in Ghana.
The 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) was billed to be the climax of celebrating two decades of Ghanaian tunes. But that was not to be.
The brandishing of a gun and exchange of fisticuffs led to pandemonium which held up the ceremony for an hour, which include some awards not currently being announced for safety explanations.
Marketplace gamers have blamed Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr (Shatta Wale ) and Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebwoy) for the anticlimax.
The duo, who are presently in police custody, helping in investigations, have been blamed for their incapacity to control their supporters, top to the fracas which virtually endangered 2000 life like Ministers of Condition, diplomats, worldwide artists and celebrities throughout the enjoyment business who converged at the Dome of the Accra Global Conference Centre on Saturday.
‘What transpired is not great,” Donnaray Roc recounted on Pleasure FM’s Super Early morning Display Monday.
According to the Jamaican Dancehall Culture Ambassador, the genre has been stigmatized more than the decades and it behoves industry gamers to proper these negativity
“They are influencers,” she mentioned of Shatta Wale and StoneBwoy and it “is their duty to do what is superior.” Unfortunately “they have dampened the spirit of dancehall lifestyle,” she added.
In accordance to Donnaray Roc, until eventually the federal government intervenes to stem violence in the audio market, the prevailing situation will escalate.
Though she noticed that this scenario is not peculiar to Ghana, “there is a place that it has to quit,” she additional.
The intervention of federal government is vital since what transpires to music on this sort of a platform impacts the company picture and brand name of the region, she explained to Daniel Dadzie of the SMS.