Manager and executive producer for Joyce Blessing and S.P. Kofi Sarpong has waded into the Charterhouse-Shatta Wale brouhaha. According to him, Charterhouse doesn’t have any right to ban Shatta Wale and that the awards is not a family venture and that the awards it’s for Ghanaians.
Speaking on Hitz Fm, when asked about his views on the developing matter where it’s been rumoured that Charterhouse is banning Shatta Wale for a maximum of 3 years, he said, “Is it Charterhouse who finance Shatta Wale to produce his songs? Charterhouse cannot ban any artiste here in Ghana, they don’t have any right, is the awards scheme an association that they have codes governing the award? He asked.
The award-winning manager went on to say, “Ghana Music awards is a celebration of Ghanaian music, it’s for the public, Ghana music awards is not a family venture, it’s for the state. Why should Shatta Wale having problems with Iyiola Ayoade or any member of the board got to do with banning of Shatta Wale? Shatta Wale should be nominated for the awards, they shouldn’t ban him at all, they don’t have any right to ban him”. He ended.
The 17th Edition of the VGMAs is slated for May 7, 2016.