Organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse, have indefinitely banned Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale from participating in future editions.
They have also been stripped of the awards they both won at the 20th edition of the ceremony and are expected to return the plaques they received on that day to Charterhouse.
Again, the two top honour of the award, that is the Most Popular Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year for the 20th edition have been annulled.
This decision by the organizers come after a brawl between the two top ranking musicians erupted at the awards ceremony which came off over the weekend.
A scuffle erupted on stage between fans of the two musical rivals when Stonebwoy was announced the winner of the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year.
Just when Stonebwoy, who was picking up the award for the fifth consecutive time, was about to deliver his acceptance speech, Shatta Wale, who was earlier awarded for his ‘My Level’ song started walking towards him on stage with his fans.
As he approached the stage, blows started flying between Stonebwoy’s entourage and Shatta Wale’s team.
Stonebwoy pulled out a gun on stage during the scuffle as some of his team members try to shield the gun.
They two have since been arrested and have appeared before court.
In court, they both pleaded not guilty to the charges they were facing.
Shatta Wale is facing a charge of offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace while Stonebwoy has been charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace and display of a firearm in public without permission.
The court has also granted the two bail at a cost of GHc 50,000 with one surety each.
They are set to re-appear before court on June 20, 2019
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com