Dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been banned indefinately by organisers, Charterhouse.
Addressing the press on Thursday (May 23, 2019), the chairman of the VGMA board, Amandzeba Nat Brew said that the two competitive awards, Most Popular song of the year and Artiste of the year, have been made null and void.
“…The two remaining awards that were unannounced on that night, that is the most popular song of the year and the artiste of the year have for the 20th edition been nullified,” Amandzeba said at the press conference.
The two artistes have also been stripped of all the awards they won at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
“The two artists are hereby stripped of all awards they won at the 20th VGMA and are thus requested by the board to return all plaques in their possession to Charterhouse effective immediately,” Amandzeba added.
The decision comes at the back of a brawl that erupted between his camp and that of his rival Stonebwoy during the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The fight which disrupted the program for almost an hour saw many people distraught after Stonebwoy brandished a gun in public.
According to the organisers, the two artistes breached the code of conduct of the scheme.
Mark Okraku Mantey, a member of the Board, explained that the Board has the right to dismiss or disqualify any nominee who misbehaves or brings the Awards into disrepute.
Prior to the announcement by the board of VGMA, Shatta Wale announced that he will no longer take part in any VGMA event.
By Victoria Soglo