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!”


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.


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.


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: with additional files by 



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.


Henrietta Twum, popularly known as Maame Afia Konadu, former host of Peace FM’s award-winning social-related programmes; Wo haw ne sɛn?’, Mpom Te Sɛn’ and Asomdwee NkomƆ‘,has passed onto eternal glory.

She died on Wednesday May 1, 2019 in the United States of America (USA) following a short ailment. She would have turned 69 in November, this year.

In 2015, workers and management of Peace FM said goodbye to the iconic radio personality when she retired at the age of 65.

Maa, as we all call her, started as a teacher and then went on to work with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

Few years later, she was invited by Dr. Osei Kwame Despite to help in runningPeace FM which was then a ‘baby’.

Celebrating her 65th birthday on Tuesday, 17th November 2015, she told Kwami Sefa Kayi, host of Peace FM morning show ‘Kokrokoo’ that she has “done my part, I am tired and it is time for me to leave and for somebody else to take over.”

She retired peacefully then.


Ghanaian actress, Emelia Brobbey, has shared her opinion on why women love their men to go down on them in the bedroom whilst she also narrated how she wants it to be done for her.

The Kumawood actress cum movie producer was speaking on “Duvet”, an adult show on the GHOne TV channel, where guests share their sexual experiences, ideas or preferences whilst they educate the viewers on some dos and don’ts in the bedroom.

The topic of women being licked down there, popped up as the panel discussed what smooth sex should be like. Emelia Brobbey mentioned that a tongue pleasuring gesture in and around the honey pot of women will make an important part of her smooth sex.

According to the actress, who also mentioned on the show that she loves to be licked, to 70% of women, the gesture means that your man loves you and sometimes it is more enjoying than the real sexual intercourse.


Ryn Roberts, daughter of Ghanaian actress, has strangely gone missing on social media with an unclear reason.

Yvonne’s daughter, who has been named from the initials of her parents’ names “Robert Yvonne Nelson” making RYN, has been a darling girl on the Instagram, with her photos and videos attracting a lot of admiration from fans.

However, the sad news to fans of Ryn is that she is no more on Instagram as her account appears to have been either deleted or deactivated with no exact reason known yet. Photos of the popular actress’ daughter aren’t on her mother’s page too.

This strange development occurred after veteran broadcaster, Nana Aba Anamoah, shared a post to mock how some mothers hide behind social media accounts of their children to send sweet messages to themselves.

Something Nana Aba’s post described as “a form of mental illness” and she captioned it saying that “This one will hit some dry bones”.

Read Nana Aba’s post below:

Though posts hasn’t been seen with captions on Ryn’s page, gushing over her mum, we can’t confirm that her account’s disappearance has anything to directly do with Nana Aba’s shade.

Nevertheless, it’s strange her account is gone missing and there’s not even one photo of her on her mother’s page too. Is there something we are missing as to why Ryn’s Instagram is no more? Is she tired of growing up in everyone’s face already?

Well, well maybe Ryn just wants a very private life now but you see screenshots below and tell us what you think.


Embattled CEO of Zylofon Media and Menzgold Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as NAM 1 spoken for the first time since November, 2018.

He has made his first post after reportedly winning a court case in Dubai.

With his slogan “Ghana Shall Prosper” Nana Appiah took to his Instagram page few minutes ago and posted a picture of himself with the caption: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever #JehovahKnows #JehovahSees #PRAISETHELORD.”.

His last post on Instagram before today’s post was on November 28, 2018. Meanwhile, Head of Communications at Zylofon Media, Samuel Atuobi Baah, popularly known as Sammy Flex, has confirmed the reports of NAM1’s release in an interview with a short while ago.

“Yes, i have confirmed reports that Nana Appiah has won the court case in Dubai….it certainly is good news….i cannot exactly say when he will be back in Ghana…he has a few things to put in order…hopefully next week, we might get to know when he is due to arrive…,” he stated.

Nana Appiah after battling with court cases whiles in cells in Dubai has been granted freedom as a free man and he’s set to hit Ghana soon. The embattled NAM 1 has been in Dubai cell since November 2018 over a gold deal gone bad. Nana Appiah has been in the custody of the Dubai authorities since November 2018 over a gold deal that went bad. He was charged with fraud.

NAM 1 was being held for a misdemeanour charge over a US$23-million deal gone bad. On the 4th of March, 2019, he was granted bail but due to the red alert notice on him, he was rearrested on the instructions of INTERPOL in Dubai.

A Dubai-based businessman reported Mr Mensah for fraud in May 2018. Unaware that he was on the Dubai police’s wanted list, he went to the Emirates with the hope of receiving a huge amount of money due him as a result of his earlier transactions with the Emirati, only to be arrested when he presented his passport to undergo immigration formalities.

Extradition?…Not Possible

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, at a press briefing last week, revealed that Nana Appiah Mensah cannot be extradited to Ghana.

According to the CID Boss, NAM 1 can only be brought to Ghana after the completion of his trial in UAE.

There have been several demonstrations by aggrieved customers demanding for the release of locked up investment with Menzgold.




Brighton Elliot Moyo, the Zimbabwean South Africa-based man who Prophet Alph Lukau controversially ‘resurrected’ from the dead back in February has reportedly died for real.

Elliot Moyo, the man who was magically resurrected in South Africa by Pastor Alph Lukau a few weeks ago has reportedly died ─and this time for real, there was no Pastor Lukau to resurrect him.

According to H-Metro, a Zimbabwean Newspaper, Elliot Moyo died somewhere last week in a village called St Luke in South Africa.

The report by H-Metro reveals that Elliot who was married with no child was buried on Saturday in the village called, St Luke in South Africa.

“His stomach started swelling and didn’t stop for three days and on the third day, he died”, a family member disclosed to H-Metro.

In February this year, Pastor Lukau was involved in a controversy when he trended online for bringing a “dead” man (Brighton) back to life and then later gave him food to eat.

However, things went awry for the clergyman when the funeral houses embroiled in the fake miracle opened up and admonished the pastor for deceiving them and using their hearse to fake a miracle in his church.

Their fake resurrection miracle also brought about the #ResurrectionChallengeon social media where some celebrities and social media users participated.

Source: with additional information from H-Metro


Sandra Ankobiah has jumped to the defence of people who are tagged as “fake” just because they are ‘broke’ and look stylish at all times.

According to her, it is not appropriate to describe such persons as “fake”, adding that there is no rule as to how one must look like when ‘broke.”

Sandra, who is one of Ghana’s influential showbiz personalities and lawyer, has always been praised for her ‘expensive’ lifestyle.

Her sense of fashion is top-notch and always attracts people. She is regarded as one of Ghana’s celebrities who hang out at some of the most expensive places in the world.

It is unclear if she gets trolled on social media like other showbiz icons for her chic appearance.

She took to Twitter to defend those who are trolled in that direction on Saturday.

“Looking good when you are broke is not “FAKE LIFE,” she tweeted.

“It’s not a must that you look like a beggar because you are broke, or not at your ideal financial status. Package yourself. Perspective is everything,” she indicated.