Organizers of the award scheme held a press conference at Alisa Hotel as they broke the news on the banned of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy from the award scheme.
It said the two artistes breached the code of conduct of the awards scheme, hence the decision to sanction them.
“The board of the 2019 VGMA board deems the actions of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy to have flouted the terms and conditions of the scheme, brought the event into disrepute and therefore wish to sanction the two,” the board stated.
Prior to the announcement of the ban, Shatta Wale took to social media to also announce his decision not to take part in the awards henceforth.
Blagogee.com, Zionfelix.net and Alexander Fifi Abaka [Ghanandwom.com] with GNTV host Pamela Boateng reviewed the 20th edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The never-ending turf war between dancehall artiste’s Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy escalated at this years’ Vodafone Ghana Music Awards after Stonebwoy pulled a gun on stage while receiving the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year Award.
The confusion started when Shatta Wale and his militants rushed onto the stage when Stonebwoy was about to receive his award.
Afraid of what could happen, Stonebwoy quickly pulled out a gun.
The security officials at the Dome started spraying the patrons of the award with pepper spray and the guests at the VIP stand were quickly rushed out.
The show was temporarily put on hold amidst the pandemonium in the Dome and some of the patrons started leaving the auditorium when the chaos started.