Charterhouse Ghana Limited organizers of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has come out to condemn the act between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.
Charter House in a press statement apologized to all stakeholders. The the release signed by the company’s PR, George Quaye, it stated that Charterhouse spent months in planing for the special edition of the awards and beer imagine which a misfortune to disgrace the 20th edition of the event.
According to the statement, the organization has reported the matter to security agencies in the country to commence investigation.
Shatta Wale and his entourage stormed stage after Stonebwoy has announced winner for the Reggae and Dancehall Artise of the year category at the event which happened at the AICC new Dome on 18th May 2019.
19th May, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHARTERHOUSE CONDEMNS UNRULY BEHAVIOUR
AT THE 2019 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS
The Management of Charterhouse Productions wishes to apologize unreservedly on its behalf
and on behalf of the Board of the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), to the patrons
and millions of viewers on television and social media in Ghana and all over the world for the
security breach that marred the event in the wee hours of Sunday 19th May, 2019 at the
premises of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
We also would like to apologize to our main sponsor, Vodafone as well as other sponsors and
partners, media partners Media General, YFM and Multichoice, and other international
representatives from BET International, Afro Zons and MTV Base.
Our apologies also go to the Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture,
Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. George Andah, Deputy
Minister for Communications and other very important government officials present at the
We apologize to our international visitors, including CEO of Mobo Awards UK, Kanya King CBE
representatives from Sony Music, Mr. Ben Oldfield from The Orchard, Phil Phillips, Alison
Hinds and other representatives of the Barbados Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy,
who were present to experience the 20th Anniversary edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music
Being a special edition of the annual ceremony, months of planning had gone into giving the
world a breath-taking event. Sadly, however, we were unable to give the full experience we
had hoped to give as a result of this breach.
As a law abiding corporate citizen, Charterhouse has reported the incidence to the police and
have been cooperating with the police to investigate and to ensure that the true facts of what
happened would be known and addressed.
Measures will also be taken in consultation and partnership with Security agencies to ensure
enhanced security subsequently.
We wish to note that the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has terms and conditions that guide
its conduct and artistes who enter their works for nominations are bound by the terms and
conditions. These terms and conditions, which come with punitive measures when flouted,
have been designed to protect the scheme and ensure that it is neither impugned nor dragged
into any sort of disrepute.
Charterhouse and the board have taken serious exception to the incident that happened at
the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and thus would ensure that the needed sanctions
are applied. In the coming week, a press conference would be held to address the incidence
at the event, including measures agreed to in consultation with the Board and other affiliates
of the scheme.
We would like to reassure our patrons, partners and the entire music industry of our
continuous support and investment in creating platforms for the industry to shine.
Our Music Lives…
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, CHARTERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS