There should be a nice approach – Shatta Wale explains if he'll return to the VGMAs

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MAR 23, 2023 LISTEN
Shatta Wale, Ghanaian dancehall singer

Ghanaian reggae/dancehall singer Shatta Wale has listed ways he will return to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Readers may recall the most controversial gun-brandishing incident at the 20th VGMAs in 2019 between Shatta Wale and his genre rival, Stonebwoy.

Though Shatta Wale claimed he was only going on stage to congratulate his colleague, who had then won the reggae/dancehall artist of the year for the fourth time, Stomebwoy saw it as an attack and decided to protect himself.

The incident propelled Charter House, the organizers of the award ceremony, to suspend the two singers for the sake of its reputation.

Stonebwoy, on the other hand, returned last year at the 23rd ceremony and won his usual Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year award, but Shatta Wale is still not back.

Speaking about this in an interview on Accra-based Hitz FM, the "Yawa of the Day" hitmaker said he can only return when the awards scheme calls him for a meeting to iron out the differences.

Describing the nation’s flagship entertainment award scheme as his "ex-girlfriend," the self-acclaimed dancehall king said he is ready to return anytime they call him.

"VGMA is my ex-girlfriend; anytime they want to come back, I am here. I feel because they are the ones organizing this and there should be a nice approach.

"They should also find someone from the office to come and invite me to come on board and it will be beautiful. We should take this like that…we have to understand that united we stand, divided we fall," he said.

The former VGMA Artiste of the Year, who previously boycotted the awards over some issues, revealed that he holds nothing against the scheme, indicating that "united we stand, but divided we fall."

"I don’t have VGMA at heart, and I don’t have any enemy there. It’s just that things happen, and we move on. We have to understand that united we stand, divided we fall," he stated.

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