Dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been stripped of all the awards they gained at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Audio Awards (VGMA).
They have also been banned indefinitely by the organisers.
The selection to ban and strip the two artistes of their awards they received this calendar year was announced at a pressed convention organised Charterhouse, organisers of the Awards, and the Board of the awards.
In accordance to the organisers, at a press conference at the Alisa Lodge in Accra Thursday, the two artistes breached the code of conduct of the scheme.
Mark Okraku Mantey, a member of the Board, spelled out that the board has the appropriate to dismiss or disqualify any nominee who misbehaves or brings the Awards into disrepute.
The selection implies that Shatta Wale is no more time the winner of the ‘Highlife Music of the Year’ for ‘My Level’ and ‘Reggae/Dancehall Tune of the Year’ for ‘Gringo’.
It also means that Stonebwoy has also lost the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ awards he gained on the night.
Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were being arrested by the police on Sunday more than a brawl that erupted concerning their camps at the 20th anniversary of the Vodafone Ghana Songs Awards.
Pandemonium broke out soon following Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ when Shatta Wale and his team ended up noticed going to the phase, their intentions unclear.
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Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, later on claimed that he was likely on stage to congratulate Stonebwoy. The two artistes had been later on unveiled on Monday.
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Theresa Ayoade, CEO of Charterhouse, discussed that “indefinite ban implies pending excellent behaviour” and it is possible for them to be approved back to scheme relying on their behaviour in potential.
Requested if the organisers will expose the winners of the ‘Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Most Well known Music of the Year’, which they failed to announce at the awards, the Charterhouse CEO reported, “we simply cannot announce them because the effects have been nullified,” and pressured that even though it includes the two artistes.
The organisers also uncovered that late singer, Ebony Reigns, who received the ‘Artiste of the Year’ at past year’s Awards, is however ‘Artiste of the Year’ given that there is no winner this 12 months.
Commenting on the happenings on the evening of the Awards at the new dome at the Accra Worldwide Meeting Centre (AICC) Theresa Ayoade said organisers ended up embarrassed by the brawl in between the two artistes.
“Everything was going efficiently till the altercation that went on stage” and that “we felt the action,” they took “was selfish” and that they forgot the earth was looking at Ghana.
The Charterhouse CEO pressured that Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale will reside to regret without end what they did on the evening.