‘Artiste of the Decade’ at the recent Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), Sarkodie, has condemned event organizers charterhouse over the ban placed on colleague musicians Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
In a series of tweets, the ‘You go kill me’ hitmaker stated that charterhouse made an error in selling out tickets to the public to attend the event with their favorite musicians because it’s not a concert.
According to him, supporters of soccer are only permitted to be at the stadium to support their favourite football clubs but not at an awards night which is supposed to celebrate the teams and individual players….. “it’s not done”, he fumed.
He explained that big shows like the Grammys, BET, MTV among others are not opened to the public to just obtain tickets and come to the event and that is for a reason.
He said, “As much as awards night are meant to celebrate artistes, it stirs up plenty of emotions and therefore you wanna produce the right environment to contain that.”
“Charterhouse sells ticket for award show which is wrong but I only understand due to lack of funds to put up a top-notch event like the VGMA but it still doesn’t make it right,” his tweet reads further.
Sarkodie argued that it won’t always go right to own music fans in the same building with the musicians receiving awards.
“CAF awards don’t open to the public so if you’re a soccer fan, you’ll be able to cheer from home and when you are frustrated, you’ll be able to deal with that at home too. we’ve our free will on how we react but you don’t produce an environment to test people’s emotions….not everyone can take that,” he stressed.
Organizers for the 20th VGMAs at a press conference yesterday banned indefinitely Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy from participating in all aspects of the country’s foremost awards scheme for musicians, thus the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The decision follows a brawl between the 2 feuding Dancehall Artistes that junction rectifier to 1 brandishing a gun on stage. the 2 musicians in step with the board of the awards theme have lost their legibility for VGMAs nominations, selections, and performances.
Reacting to the board call ‘King Sark’ so wrote on his Twitter timeline that “the fans weren’t wrong for cheering (they are there anyway) however that right there can get plenty in their feelings and even winners overreacting.”
“But for charterhouse to push blame on our brothers and leave their faults out, that’s wrong….security was unhealthy and a whole heap I don’t wanna go into….Charterhouse y’all don’t have to act that fast with your decision cos we may do same to you…” he warned.
He advised that both the organizers and also the artistes must work on the mistakes that happened at the event and not “one side taking a harsh decision”.