After the Board of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMA) indefinitely banned the self acclaimed Dancehall King Shatta Wale and Dancehall prodigy Stonebwoy from participating in future events of Chatter House, organiser of the event.
Many were looking forward to know the chance the two artistes hold in this year’s edition of the awards.
However, the Head of Public Event of Charter House, Mr Robert Klah has stated that the fate of the two Dancehall artistes lingered on the un-constituted board.
Speaking exclusively to spotonnews.net in Accra yesterday, he explained that the ban has not been lifted and their chances of being nominated would be determined by the new board.
Mr Klah noted that the artistes could be allowed to participate in the event or not if the new board analyse and come up with the best solution to unravel the problem.
For now, he indicated that the ban still stands and promised his outfit’s commitment to get Ghanaians informed on any amendments to the scheme.
Last year, the Board stripped Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale off their awards won at the 20th edition.
The decision meant that both artistes were no longer holders of their respective awards and were expected to return the plaques they received on the night to Charter House.
The two artistes already appeared before the Accra Magistrate court and were both charged with offensive conduct and breach of public peace.
Stonebwoy faced an additional charge of displaying weapon without permission.
The two pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted GH₵50,000 bail with a surety each.
Earlier, in a post on all his social media accounts, Shatta Wale indicated that he was no longer going to participate in future Ghana music awards.
“Upon sober reflections of events in recent times and having made broader consultations, I wish to announce that I will not be part of the Ghana Music Awards Scheme going forward. God bless!” he said.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE