VGMA board should send a rep to ask if I’m interested to join the awards – Shatta Wale

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Shatta Wale

Self-Acclaimed Dancehall King, Shatta Wale has explained why he does not have his body of work competing in the 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheme.

The controversial Reggae/Dancehall singer told Prince Tsegah on Hitz FM that there was no friction or “beef’ between his camp and the VGMA, hence he would expect the VGMA board to reach out to him.

“You know VGMA is my ex-girlfriend, anytime they want to come back, I am here, I don’t know why they are behaving like the beef we have, we can’t cut it,” he said.

He further explained his position by arguing that the organizers should contact him in a nice approach to discuss the nominations.

“I feel because they are the ones organizing stuff like this, there should be a nice approach to me, Shatta we want to sit down with you and let you know we are ready with our nominations and we have a team,” he stated.

Recall that the ‘Taking Over’ singer was banned from the VGMA along with his archrival, Stonebwoy by the board in 2019 for their violent clash that marred the 20th anniversary of the event.

However, the two-year ban was lifted in 2021, allowing Stonebwoy to participate in the subsequent edition but Shatta Wale has failed to make his submissions due to certain reasons he outlined in his latest interview

“Because you know I am doing a whole lot of things you know in terms of music and business and stuff that I am doing, so they should also find somebody, a person from their office, and say oh Shatta are you interested to join this time because we want you to come on board and it is beautiful,” he pointed out.

He also took the opportunity to call for unity between the scheme’s organizers and other stakeholders.

“Sometimes we have to understand that, together we stand, divided we fall, so basically let’s just understand that things happen, I don’t have VGMA at heart I don’t have any enemy at VGMA, the Charter House company, I don’t have anybody there, it’s just that things happen and we just move on, how many times have we not fought,” he concluded.

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The 24th VGMAs will air live on May 13 from the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).




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