This morning at Alisa Hotel, Charthouse, together with the board of the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held a press conference where they made their decision on the unfortunate incident that marred the VGMA2o known to the media.
The board declared that both Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale are banned indefinitely from participating in the nominations, selections and performances at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Scheme, stripped them of all awards won at #VGMA20 and nullified the two unannounced awards on the night, which are the Most Popular Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year.
Bulldog, who is the former manager of Shatta Wale has come out to say that Charterhouse should be blamed if Stonebwoy is jailed. He made this statement in an Instagram post.
According to Bulldog, Charterhouse set Stonebwoy up. “They gave him a stage to say his peace after the fracas. Knowing VERY WELL he wasn’t in the RIGHT FRAME OF MIND. They never muted his microphone when he was going off script. They allowed him to incriminate himself,” he said.
Read his full statement below:
This is what you should realise… Charterhouse set Stonebwoy up… they gave him a stage to say his peace after the fracas. Knowing VERY WELL he wasn’t in the RIGHT FRAME OF MIND. They never muted his microphone when he was going off script. They allowed him to incriminate himself. A scheme that’s supposed to serve as a parent body to all musicians shouldn’t avail its platform for such. IF Stonebwoy gets a jail term from this court case
BLAME charterhouse! The irony, they caused the arrest of both Charles Nii Armah Mensah and Stonebwoy for disturbance. After a huge lapse in their security arrangements. Endangering lives of dignitaries and patrons by failing to detect firearms smuggling into the auditorium. Charterhouse walks away free of charge. They get to return to business as usual. By creating bad blood and discordance in our art space, enriching themselves on the back of intellectual property of talents aided by Vodafone Ghana and other sponsors. Before the scheme the entertainment space didn’t have this much apprehensiveness and antagonism among participants and stakeholders. The scheme uses and dumps talents as and when they please. The scheme needs a break to reflect. Bow down their heads in shame for the incertitude and disorderliness deeply planted by their selfish actions in our space for the last two decades.