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SHATTA WALE & STONEBWOY BANNED INDEFINITELY FROM GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Two rival reggae dancehall artistes Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz as Stonebwoy, and his archrival Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., aka Shatta Wale, have been stripped of the awards received at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), by organisers of the event, Charterhouse.

The two artistes have also been asked to “return all plaques in their possession to Charterhouse effective immediately.”

The claim by Shatta and Stonebwoy for dancehall supremacy in the country has festered on for years creating enmity between the two artistes and their followers.

The rivalry between the two hit the roof in the wee hours of Sunday causing Stonebwoy to pull out a handgun on stage.

There was near-pandemonium at this year’s music awards after Stonebwoy had just been declared winner of the 2019 Reggae and Dancehall Artiste of the Year, and was on stage to receive his award. His presentation was rudely interrupted by Shatta Wale and his multitude of fans who decided to mount the stage with him in what some perceived to be in a confrontational manner leading to the scuffle.

But for the intervention of the security at the auditorium who managed to quell the tension and bring the situation under control, the scuffle could have turned bloody.

The VGMA Board’s decision announced this morning at a press conference, also indicated that “the two top honours of the night, i.e Most Popular Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year, have for the 20th Edition of the VGMAs been annulled.”

Additionally, the board also “banned indefinetely from participating in the nominations, selections and performances at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheme”.’

I Will Not Be Part’

Meanwhile, Shatta Wale who’s currently in court over his fight with arch-rival Stonebwoy during the 20th anniversary of the VGMA took to his official Instagram page a few hours before the Charterhouse announcement, to opt out of future Ghana Music Awards. 

Upon sober reflections of events in recent times and having made broader consultations, I wish to announce that I will not be part of the Ghana Music Awards scheme going forward. God bless!”

SHATTA WALE & STONEBWOY GRANTED GH¢50,000 BAIL EACH AFTER FIRST COURT APPEARANCE…CASE ADJOURNED TO JUNE 20

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have pleaded not guilty to charges they are facing over their involvement in the disturbances that marred the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Shatta Wale is facing a charge of offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace while Stonebwoy has been charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace and display of a firearm in public without permission.

The two were put before a court in Accra today, Wednesday. The court presided over by Magistrate Isaac Addo granted the two bail at a cost of GHc 50,000 with one surety each.

Lawyers Jerry Avenyor and Selali Wonya represented Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy respectively. The case has been adjourned to June 20, 2019. The two were cautioned to be of good behaviour while the case is ongoing.

The scuffle on the stage last Saturday has been a subject of many conversations in the country as it has been widely reported in local and international media. While Stonebwoy was up the VGMA stage taking his award, Shatta Wale, his rival on the music scene, was seen moving towards the stage with a host of others presumed to be his fans.

The security on stage provided cover for Stonebwoy and the few others already up the stage but Stonebwoy’s manager allegedly engaged in fisticuffs with a member of the team moving with Shatta Wale. The incident degenerated into pandemonium with one Nii Amoo spraying pepper spray according to Police report. Stonebwoy also pulled out a gun in the process but there was no sound of a gun fire.

Charterhouse condemns brawl

Organisers of the event condemned the commotion saying it cannot be attributed to security lapses. Head of communications at Charterhouse, George Quaye said the unfortunate incident has more to do with the grand issue of rivalries between musicians and how they are managed.

According to him, both Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, who were the centre of the chaos failed to act responsibly by holding themselves back from taking certain actions which clearly wasn’t going to ensure peace at the event.

“Many are those who have accused Charterhouse of not putting in place adequate security to avert the situation but George Quaye said “it goes beyond that. You will expect an act to know that if I get up here, or if I do this, this is what will happen… Another act should also know that this is what is happening, or the act manager knows that this not the place where I draw out a weapon,” he said on Citi TV‘s Point of View on Monday.

Apologies

Stonebwoy had apologised twice for the brawl.

“I only had to react out of natural instincts because we all know how premeditative some people can be. We’ve seen on social media the threats and everything so we couldn’t come in unprepared because anything could have happened as you guys saw. I come in peace and I go in peace and I apologize to the whole masses of Ghana that the Awards is going to continue,” he said.

“Management of Shatta Wale wishes to render a sincere apology to all patrons of the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), viewers of the event around the world, organizers of the awards, Charterhouse Productions, title sponsors, Vodafone Ghana and all Shatta Movement fans worldwide for the unfortunate incident that happened during the recently held VGMA. We further apologize for all the inconveniences caused on the night and afterwards,” a statement from Shatta Wale’s management stated.

THIS YEAR’S VGMA RED CARPET FASHION IS NOT IMPRESSIVE – Oscar Yao Doe

President and Executive Chairman of Eurostar Limousine, Mr. Oscar Yao Doe has expressed his disappointments as far as fashion on the red carpet at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 is concern.

Oscar, a well known fashion critic and enthusiast believes the various fashion styles exhibited at the event especially by celebrities is nothing to write home about and he lays the blame solely on Fashion Designers and stylists who styled these stars for biggest entertainment awards event in Ghana.

Mr. Doe who is head of the review panel of Ghana Fashion Review that rewards celebrities for their looks on the red carpet, shared his candid opinion on the VGMA 2019 red carpet via social after monitoring the awards night and red carpet pictures after the event.

He posted his opinion via the comment section of @Nkonkonsa’s Instagram page hinting that him and his review panel may revive the Ghana Fashion Review initiative to raise the standard again.

“This Year VGMA Red Carpet not impressive! I blame the designers! Almost about 90% of the dresses are not best crafted! I hope the designers will raise their game next time! Even though there have been a lot of improvement with all the efforts we made years ago to encourage red Carpet appearance in Ghana! We still have a long to go! Our designers have to pay more attention to details! We shall take a second look at perhaps reviving the Red Carpet appearance again! @nkonkonsa Please note: this comment is General and it’s my personal opinion”.

Some fashion influencers also agree with Oscar Doe’s opinion stating that there was no “wow factor” and creativity was considerably low on the red carpet this year compared to previous years.

The Ghana Fashion Review is an initiative instituted by car rental company, Eurostar Global Limousine Group, with support from Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com, Ghkwaku.com, Ytainment.com, Starr FM, Zionfelix.net, Cypressgh.com, GHFashionMarketing, and 4Syte TV. The initiative aims to promote decency among celebrities in Ghana and beyond.

Since 2015 when panel was constituted, about $500,000 have been invested in awarding various celebrities to encourage them to take the fashion and glamour side of show business very serious.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

STONEBWOY & SHATTA WALE TO GO TO COURT…AS POLICE RETRIEVE THEIR GUNS

The two rival dancehall artistes – Charles Nii Armah Mensah, also known as Shatta Wale, and Livingston Etse Satekla, whose stage name is Stonebwoy, who were arrested for causing chaos on stage during the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards last Saturday – will be put before a court today.

They have provisionally been charged with three counts: offensive conduct, acts tending to disturb public peace and unlawful display of firearms in a public place.

The two popular musicians were arrested on Sunday and denied bail until Monday evening when they were granted bail. The Greater Accra Regional Police Command said the two would be arraigned in Accra today Tuesday May 21,2018.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy’s Guns:

Police sources say Shatta Wale had a gun on him during the scuffle but did not brandish the weapon like Stonebwoy.

The police have since retrieved both guns. The source said Stonebwoy, in his caution statement, admitted that the gun was licensed. “He was then asked to produce documents to back his point,” the source said.

Stonebwoy’s House

The police then took Stonebwoy to his residence at Ashaiman, near Tema, to conduct a search. The police are also said to be on the heels of the man who reportedly handed over the gun to Stonebwoy on stage.

Shatta Angle

Around 11 am yesterday, Shatta Wale was brought to the Regional Police Command in the company of his lawyer to give his statement. He was said to have been detained at the Ministries Police Station after the incident even though others claimed he was held at the Tesano Police Station.

Stonebwoy was also believed to have been held at the Dansoman Police Station. Shatta sat quietly as his lawyer moved from one office to another to secure his release at the Regional Police Command yesterday.

Meanwhile, another suspect in the matter called Nii Amoo, who was arrested for allegedly discharging pepper spray during the chaos, was still in police custody yesterday.

VGMA Violence

It was an exhibition of sheer lawlessness on Saturday night when Stonebwoy pulled a gun on stage after Shatta Wale and his entourage charged on him. Stonebwoy, with his ‘army’ called Bhim Nation, and Shatta Wale with his ‘militants’ called Shatta Movement or SM for Life,’ engaged in fisticuffs on open stage during the VGMA ceremony, which was telecast live on TV3 and DSTV to more than 43 countries. Some music-loving fans and other patrons were said to have sustained injuries in the ensuing melee.

The Genesis

The pandemonium started after Abeiku Santana was called up stage to present an award to the Songwriter of the Year. After introducing himself, Abeiku then notified the audience that he was on stage to rather present the award for Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, which was won by Stonebwoy.

While going on stage to pick his award, Stonebwoy showed gestures to the TV cameras and allegedly to Shatta Wale to literally prove that he had won that category over him for five times. Shatta Wale and his ‘militants’ then rushed onto the stage when Stonebwoy was about to give his acceptance speech for winning the category.

Stonebwoy’s manager, Blakk Cedi, was seen preventing Shatta’s crew from getting to Stonebwoy, who then pulled a gun to also protect himself from possible attacks.

Shatta’s Antics

Strangely, before Stonebwoy was declared winner of the reggae/dancehall artiste of the year, Shatta had won two awards but in all of those, he sent representatives to pick them for him. It was, therefore, bizarre that Shatta and his ‘militants’ could move menacingly on stage when he was not the recipient of the award, making the audience believe he was going there to cause trouble.

Incompetent Charterhouse

Some of his followers are claiming he wanted to go on stage to ‘congratulate’ his fiercest rival Stonebwoy, but many people are blaming Charterhouse, the organisers of the VGMA, for the incompetent manner in which it handled the entire event.

Police Statement

The Accra Regional Police Command later released a statement condemning the act. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge confirmed the arrests of the two key personalities.

“Preliminary investigation, however, reveals that the disturbance occurred after Livingston Etse Satekla @ Stonebwoy was declared winner of the Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year Award and had mounted the stage to receive his award. Charles Nii Armah Mensah @ Shatta Wale also moved on stage uninvited, provoking a scuffle between them and their supporters,” it said.

“The event organisers and all suspects are cooperating with the police and those found culpable will be arraigned in due time,” it added.

FELLA MAKAFUI’S FATHER DEAD AND BURIED WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE  

Actress and entrepreneur, Fella Makafui has lost her dad and sadly she didn’t have the opportunity to show daddy her last respect before he was buried.

The “YOLO” actress her biological father died on Monday, May 20, 2019, and according to her, he was buried without her knowledge ─ a clear indication that she wasn’t in talking terms with her dad when he was alive.

From her posts on Insta-stories, even though she shouldn’t have been sad because she never got that fatherly love she needed from her dad.

The actress revealed that at some point in her life she wanted to sue her biological father for causing her to go through a lot of pain with her mother. However, she added that she has rather regret for not patching up with him before his death.

Fella Makafui who never forgave her dad or loved him when he was alive has regretted doing so but then it’s too late for her to show him love. Unfortunately, she cannot turn back the hands of time! Nothing is known about Fella Makafui’s dad since she never mentioned him or flaunted him when he was alive.

Read her post below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

CHRIS ATTOH’S LATE WIFE CITED FOR INFIDELITY

Latest divorce details in the case of Ghanian actor Chris Attoh’s murdered wife, Bettie Jenifer, indicate that she and her first husband, Kedrick Jenifer, both cited infidelity as reasons for filing for divorce.

According to ABC7 news reports, their divorce documents showed no signs of them ever reconciling before her death.

Bettie, 44, was shot and killed by an unknown gun man when leaving her office in Greenbelt, Maryland early May. Greenbelt Police are yet to make an arrest in the murder case.

Bettie got married to Kedrick Jenifer 1999 and she shared her 17-year-old twins, a daughter and a son, with him.

Kedrick was arrested in 2014 for drug charges. He pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and was sentenced January 2016 to 20 years behind bars at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix in New Jersey.

About a year and nine months later, Bettie again got married to Chris Attoh in October 2018 while Kedrick was in jail.

On April 9, 2019, six months after the Ghana wedding, her first spouse filed for divorce.

In court documents, according to ABC7 News, Kedrick Jenifer cited two grounds for divorce, including his incarceration and claims Bettie was unfaithful.

“That the defendant did commit adultery and the plaintiff has neither forgiven nor condoned said conduct and there is no reasonable hope or expectation of a reconciliation between the parties,” it stated in the document.

Kedrick also requested property, joint custody of the children, legal fees and alimony.

Six days after that filing, Bettie Jenifer filed for divorce from her imprisoned husband on April 15. She alleges her husband was unfaithful too.

“That although the conduct of the plaintiff toward the defendant has always been kind, affectionate and above reproach, the defendant nevertheless did, on numerous occasions, commit adultery,” the court document said.

She requested sole custody of the children and division of the assets.

On May 10, just after 5:00 pm in Greenbelt, Bettie Jenifer was shot and killed.

Source: Daily Guide

STONEBWOY & SHATTA WALE GRANTED BAIL AFTER SPENDING A NIGHT IN POLICE CELLS

Reggae Dancehall Artistes, Stonebwoy born Livingstone Este Satekla and Charles Nii Armah, popularly known as Shatta Wale have been granted police inquiry bail and will be arraigned before court ‘in due time’, following chaotic scenes that occurred during the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

The two were arrested on Sunday after camps of both artistes clashed on stage when Stonebwoy was announced as the winner for the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year category.

In the midst of the ensuing melee, Stonebwoy pulled out a gun; an action he has explained in a press statement as self-defence.

According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Police command, DSP Efia Tenge on Monday, “the two together with one other suspect, Nii Amoo, who was seen discharging pepper spray in the auditorium were all arrested yesterday 19th May 2019, placed in lawful custody and have been granted bail to be arraigned before court in due time”.

Read full statement below:

Background of the incident:

The Accra Regional Police Command yesterday afternoon Sunday, May 19, 2019 arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale, and Livingstone Etse Satekla, also known as Stonebwoy, in connection with the disturbances that rocked the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in the early hours of Sunday.

The police said they had taken statements from the two artistes and that they would be detained. Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were at the Accra Regional Police Command with their managers.

The Head of the Operations Unit of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Kwesi Ofori, who was at the VGMA, told the Daily Graphic that the police “will look into the confusion and other public disorder issues”.

Also invited to assist the police in their investigations were officials of Charter House, the organisers of the event.

Their detentions follow the gun commotion that occurred between them at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA) held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

The incident occurred after Stonebwoy was invited up stage to receive the award for ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’.

While Stonebwoy was on stage, Shatta Wale and his fans walked up stage ostensibly to congratulate Stonebwoy but the former ended up pulling a gun.

It remains unclear why he pulled the gun but that incident has been the major topic for discussion throughout the weekend, with fans of both musicians engaging one another in a fierce war of words.

The two are still police custody as at Monday afternoon, May 20, 2018. They were repo

The camp of Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale clashed on stage when Stonebwoy was announced as the winner for the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year category.

In the midst of the tension, Stonebwoy pulled out a gun; an action he has explained in a press statement as self-defence.

Source: Peacefmonline.com with additional files by NKONKONSA.com 

 

“SHATTA WALE AND STONEBWOY ARE RELATED BY BLOOD” – Shatta Wale’s Mother Reveals

Madam Elsie Evelyn Avemegah, mother of dancehall king Shatta Wale, has made a shocking revelation about her son and his dancehall rival Stonebwoy.

During an exclusive interview on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, Madam Elsie said she is always worried anytime she hears that her son Shatta and Stonebwoy are ‘beefing’ each other, because according her, they are blood brothers from the same family but they are both not aware.

“Both of them are not aware but I know that Stonebowy’s biological mother is my auntie. I am telling you today! I am from the Ahiableh family and Stonebwoy’s uncle is Ahiableh and my grandfather is Ahiableh. So they are related and they both don’t know, Madam Elsie revealed.

Shatta Wale’s mother was on the show with Rapper Medikal’s mother, Madam Portia Lamptey to share their experience on how they both raised their celebrity kids, ahead of mother’s day.

Watch the interview below:

Source:Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

photos: JOHN DUMELO’S WHITE WEDDING

Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo married his better half, Gift Mawuenya on Saturday May 11, 2019 in a beautiful outdoor wedding at Royal Senchi in Akosombo, Eastern region of Ghana.

The ceremony was filled with lots of happy and emotional moments, at some point the groom, John Dumelo got teary-eyed and it was just so sweet to say.

The bride, Gift was such a beauty in her custom-made dress by Ghanaian bridal designer, Pistis and her groom was equally dapper in Abrantie TheGentleman navy blue tuxedo. The ceremony was attended by a number of our favourite celebrities.

See photos below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

CHRIS ATTOH INVITED BY MARYLAND POLICE FOR QUESTION OVER HIS WIFE’S MURDER

Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh is reportedly being questioned by Maryland Police in a bid to unravel the murderer of the late wife.

Bettie, 44, was murdered by an unknown gunman while leaving her office in Maryland USA on Friday.

She was shot in the head by the gunman at about 5:00pm Friday and was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene of the crime.

She left her office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane in Maryland and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her. She tried to run for her life, but the man followed her and fired at her multiple times, with at least one shot hitting her head.

The gunman then fled in a vehicle and is still wanted by the Maryland Police. Police described the suspect as “a black male with a thin build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and pants.”

Bettie, according to reports, was married to two men, including the Ghanaian actor and 47-year-old drug lord called Kendrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year jail term for drug trafficking.