Feuding dancehall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have triggered the processes to smoke the peace pipe after a brawl at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
The two popular Ghanaian musicians were arrested two weeks ago over a brawl on stage during the music awards. The Police are investigating the immediate cause of the near-violent clash that ensued between their fans at the event.
Shatta Wale on Thursday released a photo on social media indicating a behind the scenes development to smoke the peace pipe.
Shatta Wale, known as Charles Nii Armah in real life, tweeted:
Unity is strength
Love is the key to many doors
Brotherhood is Loyalty
Peace is Freedom ..
My brother and I got a great vision for Ghana music and we taking it to the world ❤️.. @stonebwoyb pic.twitter.com/gnsH52SYBi
— SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh) May 30, 2019
Organiser of the award Charterhouse has banned Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy from the VGMA indefinitely. The two warring dancehall artistes have also been stripped of all awards they won.
They have also been granted bail in the sum of GHC50, 000 each for the chaos that marred the 20th VGMA.
The court also cautioned them to be of “good behavior during the pendency of the case” before it, a statement from the police said.
They have both been charged with offensive conduct while Stonebwoy has an additional charge for displaying weapon in a public place without permission.
The two dancehall artistes pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case has been adjourned to June 20, 2019.
Chaos erupted at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards when Shatta Wale and his squad attacked his arch-rival Stonebwoy on stage when the latter was announced as the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’.
It was a free-for-all fight on the big stage as the two sides clashed forcing Stonebwoy to pull a pistol.
There was total pandemonium at the event as security struggled to restore order forcing the show to halt for over half an hour.
This is the fifth consecutive time Stonebwoy is beating Shatta Wale to the award.
Top celebrities were spotted outside the Accra International Conference Center, where the event was held as they ‘flee’ for safety.