Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy descend heavily on Chaterhouse over VGMA ban
Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has descended heavily on Charterhouse, after its Executive Director, Theresa Ayoade, supposedly asked the public to rise above him and his colleague, Stonebwoy.
At a news conference, Mrs Ayoade said “can you as the media help the industry rise above these two? Let’s rise above these two and let the industry breathe and move on. Sarkodie won artiste of the decade and nobody even talked about it.
“The industry is bigger than these two artistes, and that is what I want you to go back with. There are lots of young people who need the opportunity so let’s move on”.
The comments infuriated the celebrated dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, who took to his Facebook page to reply to the CEO.
According to him, after being banned from the awards scheme organised by Charterhouse, the least he expected was for the Mrs Ayoade to push an agenda against their [Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy] music career.
“Charterhouse did not make me who I am today in Ghana. It is humbleness and respect. Someone should tell Charterhouse that they can’t control us. Don’t come and spoil someone’s business. No one would respect you if you don’t respect yourself; make someone tell Charterhouse,” he said in a live Facebook video.
Shatta Wale has released a song, titled “the ban (Patang)” to respond to the event organiser, Charterhouse.
Meanwhile, Stonebwoy has also taken to his twitter page to express his disappointment in the comments by CEO of Charterhouse, Theresa Ayoade.
May I conclude that @CharterhouseGH DOES NOT Have The Interest Of Ghanaian Musicians and Ghana Music At Heart.
With All Due Respect #MrsTeresa I’m Disappointed!!
Calling On Ghana Media To Help You Quench Our Careers Is A Very Low Blow.. #BhimGovernment
— 1GAD (@stonebwoyb) February 13, 2020
Charterhouse, organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in 2019 indefinitely banned dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale from the scheme.
It came after an altercation broke out between the two musicians at the 20th edition of the awards show.
The incident saw Stonebwoy pull out a gun on stage which marred the event and attracted bad publicity from both local and international media.
The two, are currently facing legal action after Charterhouse filed a police report over the incident.