Charterhouse stands firm on Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy inclusion on VGMA


Madam Theresa Ayoade, Chief Executive Officer of Charterhouse, coordinators of the yearly Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), has said they are yet to choose the destiny of two of Ghana's well known music artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy after the sad occurrence that occurred during a year ago's honors service.


The two stars were given uncertain bans by Charterhouse and were peeled off all honors won by them at the twentieth version of the honors function.


Talking at an industry partners meeting in Accra on Thursday, Madam Ayoade stated, the recently reconstituted leading group of the VGMA were yet to meet to settle on whether to review the team onto the honors plot or report an unequivocal boycott to the couple.


“Last year’s incidents threw a dumper 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,’’ she said.


\Madam Ayoade expressed the should be wary when managing such delicate issues particularly with the team at present confronting the courts.


Notwithstanding the security breaks finally year's honors function, Madam Ayoade stated, security would be upgraded at the 21st release of the honors and required a new beginning in praising our music which is fundamental to our legacy as a nation.


She engaged the media to extend the honors in a positive spotlight and furthermore move the business past the two artistes.

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