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It’s official: VGMA Board issues statement lifting ban on Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale

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The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards board has officially lifted the ban placed on Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale following the unfortunate turn of events at the 2019 award ceremony.

The message was contained in a press stamens signed by the board chairman as follows:

The Board of the VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS (VGMA) has lifted the ban imposed on Ghanaian artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. This decision was taken at the inaugural meeting of the 22nd VGMA Board on the 28th of January, 2021.

The indefinite ban was imposed in 2019 as a result of a brawl caused by the two artistes during the Awards Ceremony of the 20th Anniversary edition of the VGMA, which disrupted the ceremony and threatened the safety of patrons. The two were thus excluded from participating in the 21st VGMA held in 2020.

The Board agreed to admit them back to the scheme, hoping that such altercations that bring the scheme into disrepute, do not occur in future events. This makes them eligible to participate in this and subsequent editions of the VGMA, if they so desire. By extension, their collaborative works with other artistes are eligible for participation in the VGMA.

The VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to celebrating Ghanaian Musicians and projecting the Ghanaian music industry in a positive light and will continue to work with the music industry stakeholders to uphold the image and integrity of the scheme.

The journey to the 22nd edition of the VGMA has started with a call for nominations from artistes of music works (Songs, EPs/Albums) released between 1st January and 31st December 2020. The call for nominations will close on Monday, 15th February, 2021.
BOARD CHAIRMAN

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African Legends Night Unveils Music Legends Hall of Fame

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African Legends Night has unveiled its first-ever Music Legends Hall of Fame list to celebrate African music legends as part of celebrations to mark 10 years of African Legends Night.

 

The Legends Hall of Fame is an annual induction list of all legendary musicians who have performed at African Legends Night. Over the ten-year period, African Legends Night has witnessed 20 headliners from a number of African countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, DR. Congo, Namibia, South Africa among others.

 

The Hall of Fame is also to recognize music legends who have consistently excelled in their endeavor of work in a long period.

 

Commenting on the initiative, Ernest Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance said “We recognize the immense contribution of musicians in projecting the face of the African continent positively. Our inductees are musicians who have had an impact in our society hence the Hall of Fame is to celebrate their achievements and major milestones in the course of their music careers.”

 

In no particular order, below are the musicians who made the first-ever Legends Hall of Fame lists:

 

  • Hugh Masekela
  • Daddy Lumba
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka
  • Kojo Antwi
  • Femi Kuti
  • Amakye Dede
  • Kanda Bongoman
  • Awilo Longomba
  • George Darko
  • Ofie Kodjoe
  • Freddie Meiway
  • Ben Brako
  • Gyedu Blay Ambulley
  • Samini
  • Nana Tuffuor
  • Akosua Agyapong
  • Amandzeba Nat Brew
  • 2Face Idibia
  • Rex Omar
  • Ofori Amponsah

 

The African Legends Night is a premium pan-African concert which recognizes and celebrates living African music legends.

 

African Legends Night this year is sponsored by HD Plus, Ghana Gas, Ghana Tourism Authority, Beyond the Return, Perception Management International and Silverbird Cinemas with media partners – MX24, eTv, Citi FM, YFM, B&FT, Happy FM, Daily Guide, Ghanaweb, AmeyawDebrah, NYDJ Live, Oman FM and Net2 TV.

 

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Fella Makafui accused of using ‘juju’ on Mohammed Kudus; she reacts

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