Late dancehall artiste, Ebony reigns, is however reigning as the Artiste of the Calendar year in 2019.
Organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Tunes Awards, Charterhouse, have nullified the Artiste of the 12 months category and Music of the Year award categories for 2019 thus producing Ebony continue to Artiste of the Calendar year.
It is the very first time in the background of the VGMA considering that this has transpired.
The Board of the awards plan at a push conference at the Alisa Hotel in Accra Thursday, revealed the effects of the most expected categories will not be launched and as a result does not exist in this year’s plan.
The chairman of the VGMA Board, Amandzeba, stated, “unfortunately we do not have ‘Song of the Year’ or ‘Artiste of the Year’ which to our interpretations suggests Ebony is nonetheless ‘Artiste of the Calendar year.”
The selection of the VGMA board arrives right after the camps of dancehall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy obtained into a fight on the stage when the latter was introduced Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Calendar year.
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The two types annulled were tipped to go to Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
Even so, the behaviour of the two artistes marred the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Tunes Awards.
According to the organisers, the two artistes breached the code of perform of the scheme.
Mark Okraku Mantey, a member of the Board, stated they keep the suitable to “dismiss, disqualify or ban any artiste who abuses the scheme, the board or any of its users with or devoid of any just class or set the brand into any variety of disrepute.”
Also, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have been stripped off all the awards gained on the night and banned indefinitely.
The selection suggests that Shatta Wale is no longer the winner of the ‘Highlife Music of the Year’ for ‘My Level’ and ‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’ for ‘Gringo’.
It also means that Stonebwoy has also dropped the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ awards he gained on the night.
The two are in court docket just after they were arrested on Sunday over the brawl that erupted at the function. They pleaded to not guilty to a demand of Offensive Perform to Breaches of the Peace.
Stonebwoy pleaded not responsible to an additional charge of Exhibit of a Weapon in a General public Place with no permission.
The two were granted bail of ¢50,000 and one particular surety each and have been scheduled to reappear before the courtroom on June 20.