Stonebwoy told police it was a toy gun – Shatta Wale’s dad

Stonebwoy pulls gun on stage during the fracas

Shatta Wale’s father, Charles Mensah, has said Stonebwoy in his statement to the police indicated that the gun he brandished during the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was fake.

Speaking to the media last night as his son was in police detention, Mr. Mensah said, “… Stonebwoy is claiming [it] was a toy gun. That is what he has told the Police”.

The two popular Ghanaian musicians, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been in police detention for the incident that marred the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. 

The Police are investigating the immediate cause of the near-violent clash that ensued between their fans at the event.

The two are at the Greater Accra Regional Police Command assisting in investigations.


Chaos erupted at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards when Shatta Wale and his squad attacked his arch-rival Stonebwoy on stage when the latter was announced as the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’.

It was a free-for-all fight on the big stage as the two sides clashed forcing Stonebwoy to pull a pistol.

There was total pandemonium at the event as security struggled to restore order forcing the show to halt for over half an hour.

This is the fifth consecutive time Stonebwoy is beating Shatta Wale to the award.

Top celebrities were spotted outside the Accra International Conference Center, where the event was held as they ‘flee’ for safety.


Stonebwoy has since apologised to Ghanaians for pulling a gun on stage during the melee.

“I am really sorry for the incident that happened earlier on and I only had to react out of natural instincts because we all know how premeditative some people can be,” Stonebwoy apologised later when he picked the diadem for best collaboration.

He added: “We’ve seen on social media the threats and everything so we couldn’t come in unprepared because anything could have happened like you guys saw.”

“I come in peace and I go in peace and I apologise to the whole masses of Ghana that the Awards is going to continue. Thank you very much for supporting my music, for supporting everybody else’s music…by their deeds we have all seen,” the Kpoo k3k3 hitmaker added.

By Yaw Osei, Daily Mail GH

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