The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards board announced that the “Artiste of the year” and “The song of the Year” has been annulled due to the incident that happened at the event. The categories annulled due to the incident between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
During the Award night Shatta Wale stormed the stage with his thugs when Stonebwoy was announced as the winner of the reggae dancehall artiste of the year category.
They were arrested and charged to court for offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace and display of a firearm in public without permission, after the incident at the VGMA.
Presiding over the case, Justice Isaac Addo granted the two bail at the cost of GHc 50,000 with one surety each. The case is adjourned to June 20, 2019.
The organisers had released a statement to the media, Charterhouse said all the nominees were supposed to sit at a designated area, but Shatta refused to sit there and was uncontrollable.”
CharterHouse Ghana, the organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, said the security protocols at the awards night was “adequate”.
“Furthermore, for the two remaining awards unannounced on the night, Most Popular Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year, have for the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have been nullified” Chairman of the board, Amandzeba Nat Brew said