With what seemed to be a rather embarrassing way to mark the 20th anniversary of Ghana’s most prestigious music awards event, apologies have rained in, criticisms have flared and stringent actions have been taken.
These, however, do not wipe out the unfortunate mark carved by the two biggest reggae-dancehall acts in the country.
Following a series of sanctions spelled out to Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale by the board of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), the reactions from Ghanaians have been mixed. While some have outrightly thrown their support behind the board for upholding their standard, others have remained rooted behind the two Reggae-dancehall acts.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2019, the board of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) announced an indefinite ban for the two artistes. In addition, they were stripped of awards they won on the night of the said incident.
Also, the Song of the Year and Artist of the Year for the event have been nullified.