Rapper Sarkodie claims function organisers, Charterhouse cannot escape blame for very last week’s chaotic finish to the Vodafone Ghana Audio Awards.
Although he is not against sanctioning Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale for the brawl at the 20th edition of the Awards, Sarkodie thinks organisers, Charterhouse must share the blame.
“We can condemn our brothers on their functions but we can’t rule out the root result in that furnished that environment for the unlucky incident… Charterhouse simply cannot depart all the blame on the artists. NO!!” the rapper said in a series of tweets.
Sarkodie was reacting to a selection by Charterhouse and the Awards Board to strip Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale of all the awards they received at the Awards this yr.
The two artistes have also been banned indefinitely by the organisers.
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The choice indicates that Shatta Wale is no for a longer time the winner of the ‘Highlife Tune of the Year’ for ‘My Level’ and ‘Reggae/Dancehall Tune of the Year’ for ‘Gringo’.
It also implies that Stonebwoy has also misplaced the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ awards he won on the night.
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Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy had been arrested by the police on Sunday more than a brawl that erupted among their camps at the 20th anniversary of the VGMA.
Pandemonium broke out shortly immediately after Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ when Shatta Wale and his group were viewed heading toward the stage, their intentions were unclear.
Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, afterwards claimed that he was heading on phase to congratulate Stonebwoy. The two artistes ended up afterwards introduced on Monday and appeared in court docket on Wednesday.
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Reacting to determination by the organisers, Sarkodie, who was topped the ‘Artiste of the Decade’ at the Awards, stated “Earlier I was encouraging companies to help a whole lot much more with their sponsorships and my tweets could seem all above the area and may not even make perception but with this constitution household choice, I feel we gotto say it as it is …
“Supporters of football are allowed to come help at the stadium but not at award evenings wherever exact same teams and particular person players are been awarded … it’s not done,” he reported.
Outlining why the organisers must also shoulder the blame for what took place, the rapper described that, “First of all, major award reveals like the Grammys Guess MTV and so on don’t open up to the community to just acquire tickets and come to the function (and it is for a motive )… it’s not a concert … initial blunder by Charterhouse
“As substantially as award nights are intended to rejoice artists, it stirs up a great deal of emotions and thus you wanna build the proper ecosystem to contain that. Charterhouse sells tickets for award display which is improper (but I only fully grasp owing to lack of cash to place up a prime-notch celebration like the VGMA), but it nonetheless does not make it right.”
Sarkodie Insists it is improper “…to have our supporters in the identical creating with us receiving awards, you know that could go remaining. Caf awards never open to the public so if you are a foot ball admirer, you can cheer from household and when you upset, you can deal with that at home much too.”
Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy
The two-time ‘Artiste of the Year’ winner faulted the organisers for building the ecosystem that examined the thoughts of some of the artistes at the Awards.
“We have our free will on how we respond but you do not make an atmosphere to examination people’s feelings … not anyone can choose that. The fans were not completely wrong for cheering (they are there anyway) but that appropriate there can get a good deal in their emotions and even winners overreacting,” he claimed.
The rapper believes that Charterhouse “needs sufficient funds to make this display transpire and which is why I plead with sponsors to go in a bit additional so we can still maintain this prestigious award ceremony and retain the benchmarks large … But for constitution house to push blame on our brothers and go away their failings out, which is improper … Security was bad and a entire great deal I don’t wanna go into …”
“Charter home y’all don’t have to act that fast with your conclusion cos we could do identical to you … My desire is for equally sides (we as artists and you as organizers) to operate on our mistakes and not just one facet having a severe conclusion,” Sarkodie concluded.
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, when they appeared in courtroom, pleaded not responsible to Offensive Conduct to Breaches of the Peace subsequent the scuffle at the Awards.
Stonebwoy, born Livingstone Etse Satekla, also pleaded not responsible to an added demand of Exhibit of a Weapon in a Community Position with no authorization.
The rates ended up read to them during their overall look at the Agyebeng Courtroom, Wednesday.
The dancehall artistes, who have not noticed eye-to-eye for decades now, appeared in court with some household customers and scores of supporters.
They both of those looked cheerful and responded to chants from their supporters as they walked out of the courtroom.
Immediately after the listening to, they were being granted bail of ¢50,000 each and every with a single surety and cautioned to be of superior behaviour until the resolve of the situation.
They will re-surface in courtroom on June 20.