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.

“THE PRESIDENT IS MY GUY”- Shatta Wale

Dancehall star Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale said President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo is his guy.

Shatta in an interview on the ‘Total Showbiz’ segment of Okay FM’s “Ekwansodwoodwoo” drive time said, Right now the President is my guy, he is my guy! Call him and when you call him you can even speak pidgin with him”

The “Taking Over” hit maker visited the Presidency Wednesday November 1, 2017, after the President extended an invitation to him, on his birthday.

President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday October 17,2017 night took to Twitter to wish Shatta Wale a happy birthday in Pidgin English. The viral tweet also sent an invitation to the Shatta Movement leader to visit the seat of government.

President Akufo-Addo tweeted: “Happy birthday @shattawalegh! You for come visit me for Flagstaff House o!” and Shatta has finally honoured the president’s invitation.

Shatta Wale also mentioned in the interview that he told the President to support and help grow the music industry and creative arts sector in gerenal, when he had an opportunity to speak personally to the president during his visit.

Listen to the full interview below:

Source:NKONKONSA.com 

SHATTA WALE REPLIES VGMA BOARD

Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale

Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale has reacted to his disqualification from this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The “Kakai” hitmaker was barred from contesting in this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, at a news conference on Tuesday, where the leadership of the VGMA board, announced that since Shatta Wale was yet to apologize to them for insults he hurled at them last year, he was ineligible to contest in the awards scheme.

According to the Board, Shatta Wale can only be part of this year’s awards unless he completes the process of officially apologizing publicly for maligning the VGMA Board and the awards scheme, delete all defamatory videos and statements on social media among other things.

Charter House had dragged Shatta Wale to court for posting four videos considered defamatory on social media.

Reacting to his disqualification, Shatta Wale posted the message below on Facebook on Tuesday evening, February 23, 2016, after the 2016 VGMA board disclosed that he would not be part of this year’s nominees.

Read post below

“WHY SHOULD I ALWAYS I APOLOGIZE FOR THE MONSTER YOU HAVE MADE ME BECOME WHEN NO ONE HAS EVER APOLOGIZED FOR MAKING ME THIS WAY.IF YOU PUT ME IN A CAGE LIKE AN ANIMAL AND FEED ME WITH FRESH BLOODY MEAT FOR YEARS,IMAGINE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I BREAK THE CAGE AND COME OUT,I WILL BE FORCED TO LIVE THE BLOODY WAY YOU TRAINED ME”.Shatta Wale VGMA reactionWatch the announcement below:

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

“SHATTA IS NOT MY FRIEND”- BULLDOG OPENS UP

Bulldog and Shatta Wale
Bulldog and Shatta Wale

Lawrence Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog has finally opened up about the fallout with his former artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah aka Shatta Wale.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review”, Bulldog started that Shatta Wale will forever remain his handy work because he played a major role in his current success.

“I am an artiste by profession I am a designer, I sketch, I draw, I paint so Shatta Wale is my work of arts, he is my painting, he is my sketch, he is my drawing. I am part of his success because I contributed to a part of his success”.

Asked if he has ever called Shatta Wale on phone after he stopped working as his manager Bulldog said “No no no! I wouldn’t do that because there would be nothing to talk about”.

Bull explained that based on Shatta Wale’s utterances at his (Shatta’s) press conference during the fallout, their friendship has fallen apart “He is no longer my friend but we are not enemies either because I don’t make enemies”.

According to Bulldog he has never said anything bad about Shatta Wale publicly but Shatta has said a lot of negative things about him so he can’t still be friends with somebody like that. “I don’t hate him, I might hate his attitude because maybe he put up an attitude that I didn’t like”.

On Shatta Wale and management team….

Asked what he thinks about Shatta Wale’s new management team Bulldog said they are doing well but… “Let me just say they are doing well and let me also say on record that I put them there. These are my same team members I was working with so they are not new. All of them are people I know and they would all tell you that they have done staff on my behalf for him”.

Bulldog also revealed on the show that he never got offended when Shatta called him “bodyguard”. The outspoken manager answered, I never got offended when Shatta called me his bodyguard”.

He continued “am happy he called me his bodyguard because I have worked with him and done many works for him as a manager”.

Bulldog is the current manager of award-winning dancehall artiste Rudebwoy ranking.

Source: NKONKONSA.com