GHANA: Shatta Calls Charter House 'Fools' Over VGMA Nomination Saga
14 February 2020
by Eugene Brown
Controversial Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has taken to social media to lash out at organizers and panel of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charter House, calling them ‘fools and poor people’.
The musician is doing this on the back of Charterhouse Ghana’s statement that the indefinite ban placed on him and Stonebwoy holds until the newly constituted board overturns it.
“You guys don’t think, you are fools,” the angry musician said in a Facebook live feed.
Further, he descended on the board members and the award panel and used some unprintable words on them.
“The Board members, all of you are poor people. What I possess, none of you has, I can pay all of you every month,” he fired. “You don’t have anything. Most of them are disappointed musicians. You don’t know God… Don’t try me. This should be your first and last. Don’t try me. You can try this on Stonebwoy but not me,” he continued.
Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were banned and stripped of all awards after disrupting the award ceremony last year.At a press engagement ahead of the 21st edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), Theresah Ayoade, Chief Executive Officer of Charterhouse had said the company was “taken aback” by the behavior of Shatta Wale during the 20th edition of the event which brought proceedings to a temporal halt and put the image of their brand into disrepute.
Recalling interactions they had with Shatta Wale prior to the event, she said the organization took a decision to include the dancehall artiste who had been barred from the scheme for insulting it, because he had on countless occasions shown remorse.
Among other things, she called on the media to grow beyond Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, stressing that Sarkodie who was crowned Artiste of the Decade has not been celebrated enough after the enviable achievement.
“Can you as the media help the industry rise above these two? Let’s rise above these two and let the industry breathe and move on,” she appealed. “Sarkodie won artiste of the decade and nobody even talked about it. The industry is bigger than these two artistes and that what I what I want you to go back with. There are a lots of young people who need the opportunity so let’s move on,” Mrs Ayaode said.
It is as if these comments have infuriated the dancehall musician to come and make a statement on social media.