There will be no winners for the “Artiste Of the Year” and “Song Of the Year” categories at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 as they have been nullified by the board.
In a press conference today, May 23, organizers admitted that the categories had Shatta Wale & Stonebwoy as winners but they would not announce the actual winners to give them that satisfaction and joy of knowing what they won.
The board also banned the musicians indefinitely from the awards scheme, and also stripped them of any awards won on the night.
This means the two dancehall acts are to return all the plaques they won on the VGMA night.
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While Stonebwoy was up the VGMA stage taking his award, Shatta Wale, his rival on the music scene, was seen moving towards the stage with a host of others presumed to be his fans.
The security on stage provided cover for Stonebwoy and the few others already up the stage but Stonebwoy’s manager allegedly engaged in fisticuffs with a member of the team moving with Shatta Wale.
The incident degenerated into pandemonium with one Nii Amoo spraying pepper spray according to police report. Stonebwoy also pulled out a gun in the process but there was no sound of a gun fire.