The future of two of Ghana’s biggest artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy in featuring in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2020 is still hanging as the organizers remain undecided.
It would be remembered that the two acts were given an indefinite ban after their unfortunate incident at the 20th anniversary of the award ceremony last year.
The CEO of Charter House Madam Theresa Ayoade has stated that the newly reconstituted board of the VGMA were yet to meet to decide on whether to recall the duo onto the awards scheme or announce a definite ban to the duo.
“Last year’s incidents threw a damper on our efforts in making the awards ceremony a glamorous one, especially as we were celebrating our 20th anniversary but some actions had been taken to keep the peace after that incident.
“The decision to hand indefinite bans to Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy was taken by the last Board and the newly reconstituted Board are yet to meet to decide on the way forward, but we would announce a decision after our industry stakeholders meeting having gathered insights on the way forward,’’ she said.
Despite the security breaches at last year’s awards ceremony, Madam Ayoade said, security would be enhanced at the 21st edition of the awards and called for a fresh start in celebrating our music which is essential to our heritage as a country.
She appealed to the media to project the awards in positive limelight and also move the industry beyond the two artists.