Ghanaian Hiplife musician Paul Bongo has slammed the organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Charterhouse for the uproar over the weekend at the International Conference Centre.
The young rapper who has been in the music industry for over 6 years bemoaned the disheartening scuffle that ensued between the two most revered reggae and dancehall lords in Ghana, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
On Saturday at the newly built dome of the International Conference Center in Accra, the above-mentioned music stars clashed on stage during the awards show which was supposed to be the memorable among all the editions as the scheme celebrated its 20thAnniversary.
The uproar caused the temporary halt of the show that lasted for over 30 minutes before calm were restored for the continuation of the show.
Stonebwoy pulled a gun whilst on stage when he received the award for the best ‘Reggae and Dancehall artiste’ for the fifth time as Shatta Wale beyond logic marched his way to the stage accompanied by his aggrieved fans.
The police although present at the scene could not put things under control hence an escalation of the scuffle between the fans and team members from the camps of both Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.
This awful and public display of impunity has received numerous backlashed from majority of Ghanaians and music lovers across the country and beyond.
One of such concerned personalities who condemned the whole drama is budding rapper and singer Paul Asare affectionately called in the music circles as Paul Bongo.
Paul Bongo in a video he posted on his Facebook timeline described as very poor the security apparatus engaged by the organizers of the VGMAs.
He indicated vehemently that Charterhouse is to be blamed for all that happened on stage last Saturday giving reasons that Charterhouse did not care about the safety and security of their guest thus they did not beef up security at that great event.
According to Paul Bongo, Charterhouse because they only want to satisfy their selfish interest, they cared less about what bringing back Shatta Wale into the whole mix could have consequentially lead to.
“The VGMA has very strong brands like Vodafone and others sponsoring them so they should have invest more in security. They now the character of Shatta Wale fans, Stonebwoy fans; If these strong brands including Samini and Sakodie are coming to this kind of event and you put up this poor security framework, then it means you are selfish because Vodafone gave you lots of money”. He stated.
Paul Bongo who is the CEO of Pay Records added that the security men who were hired to perform various tasks on the ground were carried away by the presence of the music stars hence they were also having fun just like the guest who paid to come and watch the show.
He further stated that this incident is a disgrace to Ghana.
Paul Bongo is currently out with his new banger ‘Wonko Menko’ under Pay Records and it is available on all music platforms online.
‘Wonko Menko’ was produced by Ghana’s finest music producer Kaywa of Highly Spiritual music.
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