Music lovers in Ghana will heave a sigh of relief as two of the country’s top celebrities, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, have smoked the peace pipe following a gun-pulling incident.
This came to light at a press conference held on Tuesday after the gun-pulling incident last month during the annual musical awards night headlined by the telecoms company Vodafone.
On seeing Shatta Wale and some of his supporters approach, Stonebwoy pulled a gun on stage while receiving the Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year Award.
He later explained the act to be in self-defense as he thought his arch-rival had intended to attack him on stage.
Consequently, the awards ceremony came to an abrupt end without the announcement of the winner of the Musician of the Year award.
The “Peace Press Conference” organized by the Kofi Abban Foundation was to promote peace between the two who play a similar genre of music with a huge following among the youth.
“We have felt the punch from each other, and from what some have said. But we’ve come a very long way,” Stonebwoy said.
Fans cheered when the two engaged each other in conversation and gestures on stage at the plush Marriott Hotel to demonstrate their new-found resolve to continue to live at peace.
Shatta Walle added: “We want to apologize. It always happens, but peace is what we want, and it is an example for the future generation.”
The two Reggae Dance-hall artists announced their intention to stage a Ghana-Fest Peace Concert later this year as a mark of their resolve to bury the past. Enditem