I didn’t steal VGMA awards – Stonebwoy on return of plaques
Stonebwoy has revealed that he has not returned the award plaques he won at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) this year.
He noted that he did not steal the awards and therefore, does not see the need to return them as directed by the Board of the awards.
The Board of the music awards scheme stripped Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale of all the awards they won at the 2019 edition of the awards.
They were also banned indefinitely by the organisers, Charterhouse and directed to return the awards they won on the night.
According to the organisers, the two artistes breached the code of conduct of the scheme.
The decision meant that Shatta Wale was no longer the winner of the ‘Highlife Song of the Year’ for ‘My Level’ and ‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’ for ‘Gringo’.
It also meant that Stonebwoy had also lost the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ awards he won on the night.
Shortly after the awards, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were arrested by the police over a brawl that erupted between their camps at the event.
Pandemonium broke out shortly after Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ when Shatta Wale and his team were seen going toward the stage, their intentions unclear.
“It’s double disrespect to even carry the plaques to Charterhouse,” Stonebwoy told Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM after the host inquired if he had returned the plaques as directed by the VGMA Board.
“I didn’t steal the awards… my fans voted” he said, adding that even his life was in danger on that night, something the Board and organisers of the awards failed to put into consideration.
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale are currently standing trial for the fracas that ensued at the awards.