Ace TV and radio presenter, Abeiku Santana has also shared his opinion about the ban Charterhouse imposed on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy for their unruly behavior at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which took place over the weekend- on May 18.
In a press conference earlier today- Thursday May 23, the board and leadership of Charterhouse decided to ban the two Dancehall greats and strip them off the awards they won at the just recently held ceremony.
According to the VGMA board, the decision was taken after “careful deliberations” and “extensive consultation” with stakeholders in the music industry.
The pair were also asked to return the two awards they both won on the VGMA night. The board also announced that the Popular Song of the Year and the Artists of the Year categories have been nullified.
This decision of Charterhouse has caused so much uproar from all quarters with many people suggesting that the board members were too harsh. Others have asked their monies to be refunded if their favourite artistes have been ordered to return the plaques.
Speaking on the issue on Happy FM, Abeiku Santana, the man whose announcement of the winner of the Reggae/Dancehall category caused the chaos at the VGMA, equally agrees that the punishment is too harsh.
He said the ban should have been for a few years and not indefinite, even as he expressed understanding for why Charterhouse had to do it.
“Charterhouse should have been considerate. Banning Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy indefinitely is too harsh. Though what they did is very wrong and must be condemned, banning them indefinitely is not the option. At least 2 or 3 years ban is okay but indefinitely is too harsh,” he said.
“But I also feel that this decision was arrived to protect Charterhouse’s image because their partners, sponsors and everyone is waiting to see the type of punishment they will give to these two artists so to protect their image they concluded on that decision,” Santana added.
Abeiku pleaded that the two artists should apologize to Charterhouse so the issue can be resolved and Ghana music can move on.