Stonebwoy & Shatta Wale must sue VGMA Board – Maurice Ampaw
Ghanaian legal practitioner Maurice Ampaw said Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale should take the board of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), to court.
During an interview on UTV’s 10 pm News, he said it is wrong for VGMA Board to make such a harsh decision without giving them any hearing.
The two are banned indefinitely from future Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, and all award they won at the 20th edition of the prestigious awards night stripped off.
“You cannot just make a harsh decision on the two artists without hearing their side, which was not fair.
“The VGMA Board should have summoned the two artists before a disciplinary committee and explained to them the meaning of their actions and the punishment for that, and then allowed them to explain their actions before making a final decision.
“In all this, the sanction for both Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy was too much for one offense,” he stated.
“What if the court clears them of all charges? That would be a big blow to the VGMA Board for rushing to take that decision.
“That means that you have ruined their brands and their music career. We need to agree with all parties before a final decision is made,” he added.
“How was a gun able to get into the auditorium in the first place? Why was security not able to stop Shatta Wale and his team before they hit the stage? I would have personally sued Charterhouse for my safety if I had attended the event,” he said.