SHATTA WALE AND STONEBWOY’S PEACE WILL NOT LAST – Pope Skinny

The former right-hand man of Shatta Wale, Pope Skinny has reacted to the peace and unity established between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy yesterday, 30th May 2019.

According to Pope Skinny, the supposed peace found between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy will never last as Ghanaians are hoping it does for the interest of the music industry.

Pope Skinny claims that they were just posing for the camera but he knows for a fact that it won’t last. He further blamed Ghanaians for being hypocrites about the Shatta Wale-Stonebwoy peace.

Interestingly, Pope Skinny claims everyone who is smart like him knows that Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are faking and their peace won’t last

Pope Skinny posted:

“If you are smart like me, you will know that this peace will not last. Hypocrisy Nkuaa Ghana. Posing for the camera. Peace.”

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.

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.

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

STONEBWOY & HIS FRIENDS MAKE HISTORY AT ASHAIMAN TO THE WORLD CONCERT

The fifth edition of the ‘Ashaiman To Da World’ concert was held last Saturday at the Saka Saka Park at Ashaiman.

The musical concert, which was organised by Stonebwoy, attracted over 30,000 thousand music fans from all walks of life.

It witnessed historic live performances from rapper Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini, Kofi Kinaata, Lilwin, Kwaw Kese, Edem, Guru, Teephlow, D-Black, Freda Rhymes, Kelvin Boy, Episode, Article Wan and a host of others.

Sarkodie’s performance at the concert will be remembered as the best put up by any artiste this year.

The BET award winner delivered on his earlier promise to provide the best of entertainment for his fans at Ashaiman on the night. He was, indeed, one of the best artistes on that night.

Known for delivering mid and fast tempo songs, Sarkodie dished out most of his popular songs.

His great vocal versatility, dynamic movements and general stage charisma got the fans applauding non-stop during his performance on stage.

Lilwin also made his presence felt on the night as he arrived on stage in his ‘Superman’ outfit and delivered an excellent performance.

Other artistes such as Guru, Kofi Kinaata, Kwaw Kese and Edem also performed creditably to the satisfaction of music fans present at the event.

They left no stone unturned at the show, as they gave out hits in continuity to thrill music fans gathered at the event.

Okomfo Kwadee, who was among the surprise artistes, performed most of his popular old tunes.

When Kwadee took over the stage, he performed brilliantly, wowing the music fans at the event.

Stonebwoy and Samini also climaxed the concert with their outstanding performances.

I AM WAITING FOR SHATTA WALE TO STAND IN FRONT OF ME TO TELL ME I KILLED MY MOTHER – Stonebwoy

It appears the dust may never settle on the fracas between Stonebwoy and arch-rival Shatta Wale.

Zylofon Media label boss, Nana Appiah Mensah brought the two together at an event in Kumasi but the warlords are yet to find the peace pipe to even think of smoking it.

Shatta Wale in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM had expressed his desire to establish a cordial relationship with his label mate but added that the latter was hesitant.

Stonebwoy in his response on Yaad Settings on Hitz FM with King Lagazee angrily lambasted Shatta Wale and questioned his sincerity.

“You go and say I killed my mother and come back and text me that you want peace, you want to make music?” he blurted.

“After he dissed my mother and [you] come around and say you want friendship?” 

The ‘Baafira’ singer stressed that he can tolerate anything from Shatta Wale but not an insult to his departed mother.

Clearly, Stonebwoy indicated that he was not ready to bury the hatchet.

While the boss of Burniton Music was on tour in July, a Twitter user believed to be a fan of Shatta Wale accused Stonebwoy of murdering his mother.

The BET award-winner lost his temper, angrily replied his accuser and dared the user to confront him with that claim.

Stonebwoy in his interview on Hitz FM on Sunday suggested that Shatta Wale was the mastermind behind the allegation that he killed his mum. He also warned Shatta Wale to desist from discrediting other artistes while pretending to preach peace.

Watch the interview below:

GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2018 SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9

The 8th edition of the annual Empire Entertainment organised event, Ghana Meets Naija, was successfully launched on Tuesday, May 8th in Accra at the First Atlantic Bank forecourt at Airport.

The musical event is slated on Saturday, June 9, at the Fantasy Dome of the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre.

Over the years, Ghana Meets Naija has been known as the platform for the biggest artistes in both Ghana and Nigeria to share one stage and thrill music lovers. It has always seen massive patronage because of the list of top African acts it parades.

Performing artistes from Ghana include dancehall act Stonebwoy, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Fancy Gadam, Patapaa and Yaa Pono who are known for their show stopping performances and representing Nigeria are Wizkid, Mayourkun and Mr Eazi were all made known at the press launch.

Addressing the gathering, PR for Empire Entertainment Laillah Crystal Banda, promised a memorable event and stated, “this year’s concert has set out a rescue mission to capture the music and battle for ownership, we are writing history of music and the future is right here in our hands, now we know that powerful music all over the world are faced with the unrelenting quest to claim of ownership of who owns the throne.”

In its 8th year, Ghana Meets Naija is the biggest concert in the region that brings artistes from the two countries together and Shatta Wale is the only Ghanaian artiste to long perform on the stage five times in a row but will be missed this year. Replacing him is CEO of Burnington Music, Stonebwoy, who will lead the Ghanaian acts to the battlefield in music.

After a night of captivating musical performances from a tall list of artistes at last year’s 7th edition of Ghana Meets Naija, Shatta Wale was voted King of the concert, where the self-acclaimed Dancehall King as usual, connected well with the crowd as he performed his popular hits including Dancehall King, Bie Gya, Chop Kiss, Reality, Ayoo, Hosanna, Taking Over with a surprise stage performance of Low Tempo with his baby Mama Shatta Michy.

Usually oversubscribed, it has over the years hosted the likes of Wizkid, The Mavins headed by Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Neato C, Olamide, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, R2Bees and a tall list of A-list artistes.

Media conglomerate, EIB Network will be the main media sponsors to live broadcast this memorable event.”

WHO WINS VGMAs 2018 ‘ARTISTE OF THE YEAR’?

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…that is the clock ticking towards 14th April 2018.

On that night the whole music industry would gather, once again, to reward those who did well in 2017 and are deserving of picking awards at the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

Let me start by saying that the practice of predicting who wins what at the VGMA over the years has been more an art than a science. In my time I have got some predictions right on the money and other times I have bungled it big time.

In the years that I had the opportunity to serve on the board of the VGMA, I had held my horses and danced around the subject when the need arises to do a prediction.

In my long experience of covering the VGMA, I noticed that in some years the competition had been tougher than it was in other years. I think this year has one of the keenest competitions since the scheme started and everyone who got a nomination had to really work for it.

Take for instance the category for New Artiste of the Year. My God, that is a load of young, burgeoning stars put together to compete among themselves for the honour to be named the best.

The list includes King Promise, Kurl Songx, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Magnom, Kwesi Arthur and B4Bonah.

There is absolutely no doubt that all these young men deserve to be nominated and there would be no surprise at all to me if any of them emerges as winner on the night. Do I have a favourite? Yes, but I am keeping my cards very close to my chest.

However, my job here today is to talk about who would likely pick the top prize at the event on the night. The top prize at the VGMA has for a while now been the Artiste of the Year award and over the years some of our greatest artistes have picked it.

This year there are five artistes nominated; Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Joe Mettle and Ebony. The big question is, which of these men and woman would emerge winner?

Sarkodie: He has a ‘trophy’ cabinet bigger and glittering than that of Arsenal Football Club, if you get the football banter. He has won so many awards in different countries and on the front of the VGMA, he probably has more awards from this scheme than any other artiste.

Indeed, with two Artiste of the Year awards he has already picked from 2010 and 2012, Sarkodie is in a position to be the only Ghanaian artiste to win that particular award more than two times.

Currently, only he and VIP have won it twice.

We have to wait for nine more days to know if King Sark, as he calls himself, would become the standard bearer of Ghanaian music (as far as the VGMA is concerned) should he manage to win his third Artiste of the Year award.

Stonebwoy:Since he landed on the big stage and especially in 2014 when his big song Baafira was the favourite of almost every DJ and concomitantly the public at almost everywhere music was played, Stonebwoy has been nominated in this and other categories many times.

At the VGMA 2015, he won this award for the first time and went on to get a nomination in the BET and also won it.

Stonebwoy is big, he had a great 2017 with performances all over the world, buoyed by some good songs. However, the VGMA is a very difficult award scheme and this category is a tough one.

You have three levels of people deciding whether the Ashaiman man and Bhim Nation boss can rub shoulders with Sarkodie and VIP in the double winners’ category.

Shasta Wale : As we all know, Stonebwoy’s Zylofon Media stable mate, Shatta Wale had been off the VGMA for about three years. First because he said he should not be nominated and then later because he denigrated the awards and the board had put any nomination of him on ice.

Many music lovers, especially Shatta Wale’s fans, believe that he would have won the last three Artiste of the Year awards if he had taken part in the 2015 to 2017 VGMAs.

However, as fate would have it he has been nominated for this year’s award and we shall have the opportunity to know if the Dancehall King would emerge the “champiooooooon” his fans say he is.

Should he win the Artiste of the Year award come April 14 or 15 (depending on the time that particular award would be presented), Shatta Wale would have joined VIP and Sarkodie as those who have won it more than once after his only time winning it in 2014.

Joe Mettle:This particular category of the VGMA had a historic winner and that was Joe Mettle.

He was the first Gospel musician to pick that award and it was a big deal for the gospel community. We have had some of them come very close, including the likes of Daughter of Glorious Jesus, Prophet Seth Frimpong, Kwaku Gyasi and many others but none could pick it.

Joe Mettle would change the narrative and become the standard bearer for the gospel sub-genre, even though some thought he did not deserve it.

His cheeky response that “we are children God and sometimes we don’t deserve the favours we get” when he was asked about it was legendary.

The big question is, can lightning strike twice? Can a gospel music artiste and for that matter Joe Mettle, do a double take? Can he be the first artiste to win a back to back Artiste of the Year award in two successive years? It will be a tough one, but children of God sometimes do wonders they may not know they can. We live to see what happens on the big night.

Ebony: I left this for the last. Ebony is no more so obviously she won’t be available to attend the show on the night she was nominated among a strong cast of male artistes.

Despite her obvious absence, there are many who not only think, but even more are convinced that there is none in this category who deserves this award more than Ebony. There have been campaigns since November to award her with this particular award and her death has not reduced the fervour and clamour.

The argument has been that she had the largest number of hit songs in the year, was all over the place performing and despite her demise she deserves it more than the rest. So would Ebony set two records as the first female to win this award and the first artiste to do so posthumously?

Here so you have it my friends: Sarkodie could make it a treble, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and Joe Mettle could all make it double and Ebony could make it a single albeit from the grave! We shall wait to see on the night either being there physically or watching on TV3.

By: Francis Doku/Graphic Showbiz

exclusive photos: CELEBRITIES AT EBONY’S FUNERAL

The final funeral rites of late Dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns took place on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the forecourt of State House in Accra.

The burial followed a successful tribute Concert that took place at the Trade Fair on Friday night, March 23, 2018.

The final funeral rites of Ebony attracted high profile personalities, colleague musicians and the creative arts industry players.

Stonebwoy, Amakye Dede, Abeiku Santana, Andy, Afia Schwarzenegger, Yaw Dabo, Kwaku Manu, Wanlov, Kojo Antwi, Patapaa, Ex-Doe, Samini, Country Man Songo, Serwaa, Obour, Rex Omar, Fadda Dickson, Kennedy Osei were among the many celebrities present.

Top officials from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) including, Ibrahim Mahama, Oko, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije. Oye Lithur, among others, also showed up in their numbers to commiserate with friends and family of the late singer.

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Catherine Afeku, and other government official were also present to represent the ruling NPP government.

Here are photos from the funeral:

Source: NKONKONSA.com