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R. Kelly Has Been Banned From Philadelphia

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Disgraced R&B star R Kelly has been symbolically banned from entering a major metropolitan US city in the wake of renewed focus on sexual abuse allegations against him.

Members of the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously this week to let Robert S. Kelly know that he is not welcomed in the city, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The official resolution comes following the explosive six-part Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly”, which can now be streamed on TVNZ OnDemand.
“This resolution is about fundamentally stating a public declaration that R. Kelly and sexual predators like him don’t belong in a public sphere, with public support. This symbolic act of solidarity puts all sexual predators on notice,” Helen Gym, an at-large member of city council, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“We reject a system that silences Black women and accepts Black pain,” Gym wrote on Twitter.

“We believe survivors. R. Kelly is not welcome in Philadelphia. Today our resolution honoring the #MuteRKelly movement passed in @PHLCouncil. Philly stands with survivors.”

Gym told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the city council supported survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Police are investigating the singer in the wake of the documentary.

“It’s about being clear that we will not accept a future where rape is accepted, and rapists and sexual predators get away with their acts,” she told the newspaper. “I believe that R. Kelly and predators like him should be shamed and banished from the public sphere.”

Legally, R. Kelly cannot be arrested or physically removed if enters the city but Gym said her resolution was meant to send a message to the singer that the city will not tolerate men like him in their city.

The #MuteRKelly campaign, which launched in Atlanta, and has become a national movement in the wake of the Lifetime docuseries.

During the six part documentary series, which aired in the United States on January 3, survivors share allegations on the years of sexual coercion, exploitation and physical abuse they endured at the hands of the Ignition – Remix singer.

Since airing in the United States, the US Police have launched an investigation into a number of allegations made against the singer.

R. Kelly was set for shows in Australia this year, before continuing to New Zealand for one show in Auckland, but promoters cancelled the dates after a public outcry against the singer.

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I Won’t Return The 2019 VGMA Plaques I Won : Stonebwoy Tells Charterhouse

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Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla has stated that contrary to Charterhouse’s request that he and Shatta Wale return the plaques they won at this year’s VGMA’s, he will never return the plaques.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy after their unpopular VGMA brawl were indefinitely suspended from partaking in the subsequent VGMA’s and were asked to return the plaques they won on the night.

The artiste/popular of the year which we were told by Sefa Kayi belonged to Shatta and Stonebwoy was as also not announced because of the fracas.

In an interview with Andy Dosty on Accra-based Hitz FM today, 20th September 2019, Stonebwoy reacted Charterhouse’s statement, indicating that asking him to return a plaque he won with his fan’s vote is a sign of disrespect for him.

According to Stonebwoy, he did not steal the awards, so why must he return the plaque adding that he deserved the awards because of his hard work.

Stonebwoy described the actions of Charterhouse as haste and judgemental.

Speaking on the unfortunate incidence, he apologised and noted that people could have died because of the pandemonium that occurred on that day so for him and his fans to lose their lives for nothing is alarming.

“What happened at the VGMA’s was a turning point for me and the music industry”, he added.

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I Feel Disrespected Over Vodafone And Charterhouse Snub After VGMA Fracas : Stonebwoy

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Stonebwoy has expressed disappointment on the part of the organizers of the annual Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Ghana and headline sponsor, Vodafone after his VGMA brawl with Shatta Wale.

Stonebwoy today, 20th September in an interview with Andy Dosty on Accra-based Hitz FM stated that immediately after the unpopular incidence, he sent an apology letter to the organizers, Charterhouse.

Stonebwoy in his narration noted that he sent a first letter which wasn’t replied. He followed it up with subsequent letters and they all haven’t been replied to date.

According to him, he isn’t happy about Charterhouse and Vodafone’s snub; and feels disrespected by that act.

“I was the first one to apologize to Charterhouse. I sent apology letters, and I did not even receive replies; which I also deem disrespectful. I sent apologies to VodafoneGhana. No reply”.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are currently standing trial for causing a commotion during the 20th VGMA’s.

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace, while Stonebwoy is facing another charge of displaying a weapon in public place without permission.

The two have since been banned indefinitely from participating in future VGMA events.

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I Can Now Boast Of A New Car And A New House : Fameye

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Fast rising Ghanaian musician, Fameye after crying of not having anything to his name has now revealed that his financial strength has soared and can now boast of having money.

According to Fameye in an interview, he has been able to purchase a new car, relocated to a new house and putting his life on the right track.

Fameye who looked all grateful during the interview said his immediate interest was to secure his daily meal and a place to lay his head before really amassing wealth and he has now been able to do that.

He went on to say initially he never wanted to buy a car but looking at the pressures that comes with being a musician he decided to get it to make his rounds easy.

Born Peter Paa Kwasi Famiyeh, the amazing musician had his greatest breakthrough in the industry this year with his hit song “Notin I Get”.

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