Organisers of 3Music Awards have apologised to dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and other musicians who were inadvertently denied the opportunity to perform at the maiden edition of the event held on Saturday at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.
Shatta Wale, Tinny, Kwesi Arthur, Kuami Eugene and Kidi, were scheduled to perform at the awards night but that did not happen, something the organisers say was “regrettable mix up”
Shatta Wale cut short his trip abroad to attend the event.
A statement signed by Sadiq Abdulai said Shatta Wale who showed “unflinching commitment” to performing at the night “was indeed present at backstage” Saturday night “until the inadvertent and regrettable mix up”.
“We express our unreserved apologies to Shatta Wale, his fans as well as all patrons who were eagerly anticipating to see him on stage,” the statement said.They have congratulated all the award winners and nominees for the awards.
“We also appreciate and commend the breath-taking performances of the array of stars who graced the event,” it added.
The organisers also expressed gratitude to all stakeholders whose various roles made the maiden edition of the 3Music Awards successful.
“Our long-held vision, which was finally actualized… couldn’t have been made possible without the immense contributions of various individuals, brands and organizations,” the statement said.
It particularly mentioned the Media General Group (owners of TV), Fantasy Entertainment, Solid Multimedia, James Korsah-Brown Foundation, Ark Events, Rhythmz Africa, Big Ideas, TimeSquare events & rentals, Zylofon Media, NASCO Electronics and Betway Ghana.
The statement also thanked patrons who thronged the Fantasy Dome at the Trade Fair Centre to grace the occasion as well as those who watched it live on TV3.
Meanwhile the organisers say they have taken all “constructive suggestions” offered by viewers on social media, stating those suggestions “will serve as a catalyst for strengthening the 3Music Awards.”