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VGMAs: Charterhouse bans Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy indefinitely; stripped of awards

Charterhouse Productions, organisers of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has banned Ghanaian dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy indefinitely.

The two artistes have also been stripped of all the awards won at the 20th edition of the VGMAs and are to return all the plaques in their possession immediately.

The 20th edition of the Most Popular Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year categories have also been nullified.

This was announced during a Presser held by Charterhouse Productions a while ago.

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale clashed on stage when Stonebwoy was announced the winner of Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year.


The two dancehall artistes Charles Nii Armah Mensah aka Shatta Wale and Livingstone Etse Satekla aka Stonebwoy were on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, granted GHC50,000 bail each with one surety to be justified each by the Adjabeng District Court.

The two were involved in a brawl during the 20th Ghana Music Awards event held over the weekend in Accra.

They have been charged with Offensive Conduct Conducive to Breaches of the Peace contrary to section 207(1) of the Criminal and Offenses Act, 1960(ACT 29).

Stonebwoy was in addition charged with the display of weapon in a public place without permission contrary to Section 7(1) and 26(1)(a) of the Arms and Ammunition ACT-1972(NRCD.9)

The dancehall artistes both pleaded not guilty to the above charges.

Aside from the bail, the two musicians have been advised by the court to be of good behaviour during the pendency of the case before the court.

The case has been adjourned to June 2oth, 2019.

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