- Vodafone Ghana, the main sponsor of Ghana Music Awards, says it is committed to supporting the music industry
- They condemned the violence which erupted at the event, but say their support is solid
- The 2019 VGMA was nearly ruined by a fight between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy
The main sponsor of the Ghana Music Awards (GMA), Vodafone Ghana, has revealed its stance on the violence which rocked the 2019 event.
In a press release signed by the telecommunication company and sighted by YEN.com.gh, Vodafone said no matter what happened, it remained committed to supporting the music industry.
The release added, however, that it would willingly offer its support in the review of the process to address the issues of the VGMA.
“We will support every review process of the incident to ensure that our commitment to recognize and celebrate achievement and success in the music industry is not compromised.”
“For now, our passion for music and the industry remains solid. We look forward to an exciting future for the industry,” part of the release read.
The release followed the riot which characterised the 20th edition of the show.
Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were fighting after the former was announced as the winner for the Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the year.
While Stonebwoy was still making his remark after taking his award, Shatta Wale was seen walking towards the stage.
Stonebwoy’s manager and those on the stage saw Shatta Wale’s approach to the stage as an impending danger, therefore, they launched an attack on him.
Blakk Cedi, Stonebwoy’s manager, was captured landing a heavy blow on Shatta Wale’s face which is now bruised, as reported earlier by YEN.com.gh.
Stonebwoy later pulled a gun during the fracas as was captured in many videos circulating on social media.
Meanwhile, fans who were at the venue of the event have claimed that Shatta Wale had gone on stage with the intention of congratulating Stonebwoy.
Shatta Wale himself spoke, saying that his intention for going on stage was a good one, not bad.
Also, both Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have been arrested by the police and currently in police custody assisting with investigations.
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