We are still talking to Shatta Wale & Stonebwoy over lifting of ban – Charterhouse

Shatta Wale & Stonebwoy, the two main pillars of Ghana's dancehall fraternity

Public Relations Officer for Charterhouse, Robert Klah, has disclosed that conversations with regards to lifting the ban on dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale are still ongoing.

Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz, Robert Klah said that even though matters have not been fully settled between both parties, the VGMA board believes the decision was not taken in a rush.

“The board lifted it per what was right for them. There is no element of rush. The board felt the ban had served its purpose,” he said.

The VGMA board in an official statement lifted the ban on the two dancehall singers after they were suspended, following an onstage brawl at the event’s 2019 edition.

Mr Klah added the two dancehall musicians despite the lift of the ban still reserve the right to agree to be included in the award scheme.

He said that the organizers will take up the initiative to reach out to artists to seek their consent.

“The scheme is designed in such a way that participants will have to give their consent. So the organizers will do their best to reach out to you if any of your works should appear in our research,” he added.