The Chief Executive Officer of Charter House, Madam Theresa Ayoade and organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), said they are yet to decide on lifting the ban placed on Dancehall artists Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, due to the unfortunate incident at last year’s award show.
The two artists were stripped off their awards they won at the 20th edition at last year’s VGMA. ‘Last year’s incidents threw a damper on our efforts in making the awards ceremony a glamorous one, especially as we were celebrating our 20th anniversary but some actions had been taken to keep the peace after that incident.
“The decision to hand indefinite bans to Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy was taken by the last board and the newly reconstituted board are yet to meet to decide on the way forward, but we would announce a decision after our industry stakeholders meeting having gathered insights on the way forward.’’
Security would be enhanced at the 21st edition of the awards. She called for a fresh start in celebrating our music which is essential to our heritage as a country.