Showbiz pundit, Francis Doku, has mentioned the brawl a the Vodafone Ghana Songs Awards (VGMA) could establish favourable for the tunes sector.
He reported on PM Express Monday that the negative push created by Saturday night’s incident notwithstanding, it has initiated a belated national discussion about the myriad of difficulties struggling with the marketplace.
The information the brawl sends to key institutions dragging their toes to support the Ghana showbiz is that “you can proceed to dismiss the sector any longer,” Francis said.
Francis Doku was referring to a scuffle among the lovers of rival artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, at the 20th edition of the VGMA.
Just when Stonebwoy, who was about to give his speech for winning the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the 12 months for the fifth time, Shatta Wale began going for walks in direction of him on phase with a multitude of people mentioned to be associates of his interior circle.
As he approached the phase, a fisticuff started between Stonebwoy’s entourage and Shatta Wale’s group.
In the melee, Stonebwoy pulled out a gun.
Both of those Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale were released on bail Monday afternoon following they were held right away for the violence.
The brawl has been extensively condemned.
On the other hand, talking on PM Express on the Joy News channel on MultiTV, Francis Doku reported there is a silver lining in the fracas.
“It is a adverse matter, but often the unfavorable items enable to provide some positivity…it is how we manage it and make absolutely sure that the guns are not pulled at a stage of this kind once again [that matters],” he explained to clearly show host Evans Mensah.
He is self-confident the widely-condemned incident will kickstart a conversation among the players in Ghana’s showbiz on one hand and Company Ghana and Authorities on the other.
Nonetheless, Vice President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bessa Simons, who was also on the present-day affairs show, disagreed with Francis Doku.
”This is not our lifestyle. This is a quite tranquil state and I am sure people today who occur to these kinds of displays really don’t appear with bodyguards for the reason that they know such a factor will not happen in Ghana,” he claimed.
He admitted, even so, that subsequent the incident, Minister of Tourism, Tradition and Imaginative Arts, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has agreed to deliver all the stakeholders alongside one another for conversations on troubles dealing with the marketplace.
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