The venue was the Accra International Conference Centre and it was packed with guests and dignitaries and of course the artistes. It was to be the artistes’ night. The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) was celebrating its 20th anniversary and honouring some artistes who had done remarkably well.
The VGMA released the nominee list in late March. The night of May 18 was when the final decision would be made and the winning artiste given their awards. It was a night of triumph for several artistes, including Stonebwoy, who won the VGMA in the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year category.
Stonebwoy received his award and was making his acceptance speech when dancehall rival and adversary Shatta Wale began walking up to the stage. Stonebwoy, alarmed at the audacity, not knowing his rival’s intentions, pulls a handgun at him. Chaos broke out then, with some dignitaries leaving the venue.
Stonebwoy has apologized for the incident, but made it clear he had acted in self defence. In “Two Guns,“Stonebwoy‘s compatriot Yaa Pono, alongside Johnny Blaze, revisits the gun incident. The track is worth listening to.
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