VGMA: Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy banned indefinitely; stripped of awards


Charterhouse has banned Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy from the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) indefinitely.

The two warring dancehall artistes have also been stripped of all awards they won at the just ended VGMA.

Announcing the decision at a press conference in Accra Thursday, the chairman of the VGMA board, Amanzeba said: “There is no reason why we should let these two gentlemen hold us back in our development of music.”

He said the board of the 2019 Ghana Music Awards deemed the actions of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy to have flouted the terms and conditions of the scheme, brought the name of the event into disrepute.

The board has therefore “banned the two musicians indefinitely from participating in the nominations, selections and performances at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheme, also the two are artiste are hereby stripped off all the awards that they have won at the 20th VGMA and by that requested by the board to return all plaques in their possession to Charterhouse effective immediately.”

This comes as the two artiste were arraigned before court Wednesday and granted bail in the sum of GHC50, 000 each for the chaos that marred the 20th VGMA.

The court also cautioned them to be of “good behavior during the pendency of the case” before it, a statement from the police said.

They have both been charged with offensive conduct while Stonebwoy has an additional charge for displaying weapon in a public place without permission.

The two dancehall artistes pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case has been adjourned to June 20, 2019.

The two popular Ghanaian musicians were arrested Sunday over a brawl on stage during 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.


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.

Source: Daily Mail Gh

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