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Banned artists must sue VGMAs Board – Maurice Ampaw

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Banned artists must sue VGMAs Board – Maurice Ampaw

Legal practitioner Maurice Ampaw has suggested that Dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale must sue the board of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), over their ban and the stripping of their awards.

Lawyer Ampaw, who was speaking on UTV’s 10 pm News, said it was wrong for the VGMA Board to take such a harsh decision without giving them any hearing.

“You cannot just take a harsh decision on the two artists without hearing their side, that was not fair. The VGMA Board should have summoned the two artists before a disciplinary committee and explained to them the meaning of their actions and the punishment for that, and then allowed them to explain their actions before taking a final decision on them. In all this, the sanction for both Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy was too much for one offense,” he stated.

According to Maurice Ampaw, one principle in law is to allow the offender to tell his or her side of the story before coming to a final decision.

He said the matter was in court so the best decision was for the board to wait for its conclusion before taking a decision.

“What if the court clears them of all charges? That would be a big blow to the VGMA Board for rushing to take that decision.

The final list of winners for 2019 Ghana Music Awards


“That means that you have ruined their brands and their music career. We need to come to an agreement among all parties before a final decision is made,” he added.

Lawyer Ampaw said Charterhouse was to be blamed for the incident. “How was a gun able to get into the auditorium in the first place? Why was security not able to stop Shatta Wale and his team before they hit the stage? I would have personally sued Charterhouse for my safety if I had attended the event,” he said.


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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

At an exclusive birthday party at The Classic Cat, during 2023 Grammy Week, African superstar singer/songwriter TYLA celebrated the release of her latest single “Been Thinking” with Epic Records. Attendees included British rapper, singer and songwriter Ms. Banks, music producer DJ Blaq Pages and notable media from various media outlets, radio, and brand partners. Tyla made an explosive entrance to the packed house by strutting to the stage for a surprise performance of her latest single “Been Thinking.”

Listen to “Been Thinking” HERE.

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Since its release last Friday, ‘Been Thinking’ was featured on Rolling Stone’s weekly list of Songs You Need To Know as well as OkayAfrica’s list of The Best South African Songs Out Right Now.

 

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Additionally, Tyla has been making waves internationally by fusing Amapiano with pop R&B vocals, earning her critical acclaim from PAPER Magazine, I-D and CLASH.

Her debut single ‘Getting Late’ featuring Kooldrink has amassed over 5.5 worldwide million views. She followed it up with the incredible DJ Lag collaboration ‘Overdue’, which soundtracked the trailer for Netflix’s Blood & Water. Tyla returned with ‘To Last’ in 2022 to great acclaim, earning praise from CLASH and The Independent.

Last year, Tyla turned up on “To Last.” It has tallied nearly 1 million cumulative streams thus far and continues to gain traction at DSPs. Out Now dubbed it “dreamy,and HITSnoted, “Tyla’s music shimmers with the euphoria of South African amapiano, as she puts her vibrant personality on full display.

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ABOUT TYLA

Tyla’s music pushes boundaries. Infused with her vibrant personality, her songs offer an innovative take on pop and R&B, shimmering with the euphoria of South African amapiano, and an otherworldly approach to production that makes every track feel like something totally new. The Johannesburg native introduced herself internationally with her debut “Getting Late” featuring Kooldrink, and “To Last,” her new singles via Epic Records, push her artistry forward and solidify her versatility as she bounds toward her goal. But despite her big dreams, Tyla is doing her best to remain carefree. She never anticipated that “Getting Late” would permeate beyond South Africa, much less reach the U.S., but realized something was happening when people all over the world were making TikToks to the song, eventually resulting in millions of streams. Tyla’s emotionally rich music began when she was just 12, penning songs in her diary, which led to writing and singing more seriously as a high schooler. Ever since, she’s been guided by her intuition, which has her primed to build out her fan base and maximize her reach. She’s focused on the year ahead, performing and crafting her debut studio album, with the same intention from when she began. Signed to Epic Records through a joint venture with Johannesburg/New York-based Fax Records, and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla is poised to achieve international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.

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