Robert Klah, head of Public Events and PRO at Charterhouse has said, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) board has internally agreed to lift its ban on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy ahead of the 2021 edition of the show. a conversation on when to lift the ban ensued at the board’s inaugural meeting. It was in principle decided that the ban should be lifted,” he said.
“There is a reason why this altercation happened and you want to be sure that they don’t resurface. You want to have that kind of conversation to understand and agree on how things should move,” . The PRO further said that, Charterhouse will make an official statement when the ban is been lifted after the organizers of the event meet with both artistes and their management teams to sort out their differences. He made this statement in an interview with Hitz fm monitored by Trust news
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale were banned indefinitely from participating in the VGMAs after an contretemps between them disfigured the 2019 edition.
The former rivals were also stripped of the awards they won on the night and asked to return the plaques they had been given.
Because their dissension had caused panic, many people fled the venue thus the organizers failed to announce the Artiste of the Year award, in which both were nominees.
Mr Klah stated that if the official announcement to lift the ban is made before the close of submissions for nominations, the artistes can submit their projects for VGMA nomination in the 2021 edition.
Also musicians who have collaborated with Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy in the year can also submit their works.
He added that, artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers and other stakeholders have until February 15, to submit their entries for the 2021 edition.