Charterhouse, the organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), has placed an indefinite ban on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
They have also stripped these artistes of all the awards they won at the 20th edition of the VGMAs held last weekend at the Accra International Conference Centre.
According to Charterhouse, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy cannot perform at any event organized by them.
Amandzeba Nat Brew, the Chairman of the 2019 VGMA Board, announced the sanctions at a press conference organised by Charterhouse on Thursday, 23 May 2019.
Also, the two unannounced awards at the event, Artiste of the Year and Most Popular Song of Year – have been nullified.
Following this development, Shatta Wale has also announced his decision of withdrawing his participation in the Ghana Music Awards.
“Upon sober reflections of events in recent times and having made broader consultations, I wish to announce that I will not be part of the Ghana Music Awards scheme going forward. God bless!,” Shatta Wale wrote on Twitter on Thursday, 23 May 2019 along with a picture of his bloody palm, suggesting he had made a blood oath.
This follows a clash with his archrival Stonebwoy at the 20th edition of the VGMAs, which marred the event.