Title sponsor of the Ghana Tunes Awards, Vodafone, has reported it will keep on supporting the audio market even with a scuffle among two rival artistes on Saturday.
The telco giant reported in a assertion Sunday that though the scuffle that ensued on phase is regrettable, it acknowledges that a huge range of players in the industry do not subscribe to these perform.
“For now, our passion for songs and for the marketplace continues to be good. We glimpse forward to an fascinating foreseeable future for the market,” Vodafone Ghana stated in the release.
The telecoms company did not, however, point out expressly its continued guidance for the yearly Ghana Songs Awards organised by Charterhouse.
Connected: Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy in law enforcement custody above VGMA brawl
Rival reggae and dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, had been on Sunday invited by the law enforcement about the violent commotion at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana New music Awards (VGMAs).
Camps of the two rival artistes clashed on stage although Stonebwoy was about to give a speech just after winning the coveted Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Yr at the songs awards final night.
The brawl began when Shatta Wale (Charles Nii Armah Mensah) walked up to the stage with his multitude of admirers although Stonebwoy was about to give a speech for the award.
Despite the fact that some have explained the My Stage hitmaker climbed up the phase with his enthusiasts to congratulate Stonebwoy for the award, many others say they ended up there to heckle Stonebwoy.
The confusion that ensued was witnessed by thousands and thousands of Ghanaians seeing the display.
Stonebwoy, recognised in private life as Livingstone Etse Satekla, also pulled a gun on stage in what some feel he did in self-defence.
A lot of patrons at the event at the Accra Global Convention Centre feared the sight of the gun could have triggered a stampede.
One particular person has been arrested on suspicion of employing a hazardous pepper spray all through the brawl.
Next the incident, there have been fears corporate Ghana would be pushed further away from supporting showbiz.
Photograph: Stonebwoy (L) and Shatta Wale
Vodafone Ghana in the launch further more stated that, as a accountable organisation, it is from all acts of violence no make a difference the situations.
“We will assist any assessment procedure of the incident to assure that our motivation to recognise and rejoice achievement and achievement in the audio field is not compromised,” the assertion said.
In the meantime, the occasion organisers have also condemned the brawl.
In a assertion printed beneath Charterhouse apologised to Vodafone Ghana and other sponsors for the incident.
“Being a particular version of the yearly ceremony, months of organizing had long gone into the giving the planet a breath-taking. Unfortunately, having said that, we were not able to give the complete practical experience we had hoped to give as a end result of this breach,” the statement from Charterhouse reported.
Browse the entire statement under.