- The ministry of tourism, culture and creative arts has hinted of plans to settle the dispute between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy
- This, the ministry said, would help reduce tensions so that there is no escalation of violence
The ministry of tourism, culture and creative arts has revealed plans of mediating in the dispute between dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
The minister, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, stated that the move is to help prevent what could possibly be an unhealthy escalation.
“We are going to engage them together with MUSIGA, to ensure that we resolve whatever underlying issue that is there, so that we don’t have an escalation, going forward into the future,” Oteng-Gyasi said on Monday, 20 May, 2019.
Her comments were in reaction to the gun-related incident that took place at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
The confusion started when Stonebwoy was announced as the Regga/Dancehall Artiste of the Year.
Per a report by Classfmonline.com, Shatta Wale and his fans approached the podium to, ostensibly congratulate Stonebwoy, but events turned chaotic, a situation that prompted Stonebwoy to pull out a pistol.
YEN.com.gh understands that the security officers at the event pepper-sprayed the stage in an attempt to prevent a full-blown fight.
The minister therefore called on the fans of the two musicians to stop the social media war as it fuels the rivalry between the two artistes.
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