After being banned indefinitely from participating in Ghana’s first ever and arguably most respected awards scheme the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, the Board of the scheme has officially lifted the ban on musicians Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. It was stated in a press release issued by the Board a few minutes ago online. According to the statement, the decision was reached during the inaugural meeting of the 22nd V.G.M.A Board on the 28th of January 2021.
Following the lift of the ban, according to the release, both Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy would be able to participate in this year’s event. However, the Board cautioned that the previous incident between both artistes which resulted in the ban, was never to repeat itself. “The Board agreed to admit them back to the scheme, hoping that such altercations that bring the scheme into disrepute, do not occur in future events. This makes them eligible to participate in this and subsequent editions of the V.G.M.A; if they so desire. Also, by extension, their collaborative works with other artistes are eligible for participation in the V.G.M.A”, the statement read.
The indefinite ban was imposed on both artistes in 2019 as a result of a brawl between both artistes during the event which disrupted the show.
Currently, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is still open to receiving works from artistes from all around the country which were released during last year. The deadline for submissions is Monday 15th February 2021. Artistes can log on to the official website of the awards scheme to submit their entries.
By Jerry Wonder