Many music enthusiasts and fanbases are looking for to the outcome.of this year’s VGMA since it excludes the two dancehall giants in the country in the name of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
Many have argued of the exclusion from this year’s event and thinks their presence will affect the event much but it seems it will not just affect the award scheme but some of the artists as well.
One perfect example is Rufftown Records frontline artist, Wendy Shay who has gotten her popular ‘Stevie Wonder’ rejected for nominations because it featured Shatta Wale who has been banned indefinitely from the scheme.
However, the organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has come out with an explanation as to why explained why Wendy Shay’s ‘Steve Wonder’ song was not nominated.
According to the PRO of Charterhouse, Robert Klah, they did not nominate the song because it featured Shatta Wale who’s not legible to participate in the nominations.
Speaking with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM, Robert Klah said, “Songs that featured Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were not eligible for nominations in the VGMA because those acts have been banned from the scheme, hence, Wendy Shay’s song which has Shatta Wale on it was not nominated”
He continued, ” The issue about the collaboration, there are two things: It is meant to consider not just one artistes. If one of the artistes is illegible to participate, they wouldn’t get a nomination.”