Reggae and Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, has released a statement explaining why he pulled a gun during the brawl between his camp Shatta Wale’s at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
According to the artiste, attacks on him and his loved ones, especially on his wife during the 2017 Ashaiman to The World concert heightened his sense of security.
The artiste revealed being “a victim of incessant vilification and physical attacks” caused a trauma he is yet to escape from.
“My past trauma and my heightened senses are however no excuses for my behaviour – no matter the provocation. Other lives were at stake and Ghana’s reputation was also at stake,” the statement read.
A brawl erupted between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale camps on stage after Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’, at the VGMA on Sunday which caused the former to pull out a gun.
It’s unclear what Shatta Wale’s intentions were considering the fact that the two, over the years, have hardly seen eye to eye.
Although Stonebwoy apologised when he return to the stage after the brawl, he has once again apologised in his statement for denting the image of Charter House and the VGMAs.
“It is my ardent hope that the show will be remembered for the showcase and appreciation of talents and not the few minutes of regretful madness. I will continue working with Charterhouse and hope this won’t in any way affect my relationship with them,” he added.
The artiste stated he is taking precautions to ensure his personal fears do not put other lives in danger ever again, “such unfortunate incidents have clearly had an impact on me.”
He revealed he would be going for counselling sessions to deal with past violent incidents and also improve on security measures within his team.
Read full statement below.
I would like to extend my sincerest apologies and deepest regrets for my conduct at what should have been the biggest celebration of Ghanaian music last night.
In seeking to entertain Ghanaians, I have been the victim of incessant vilification and physical attacks in recent times. My own dear wife has in the past suffered a knife attack at a concert – an attack that had been meant for me and which resulted in her being rushed to a hospital.
Such unfortunate incidents have clearly had an impact on me and have resulted in my having a heightened sense of alertness. Violence can easily result in trauma – especially violence against those closest to us. This sense of alertness for my personal security and that of my loved ones, unfortunately, resulted in my behaviour at the just ended 20th edition of the VGMAs.
I have been going through difficult times despite the gains my team and I have made musically in raising high the flag of Ghana and also at the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
My past trauma and my heightened senses are however no excuses for my behaviour – no matter the provocation. Other lives were at stake and Ghana’s reputation was also at stake. I am taking remedial measures to ensure that there will never be a repetition of such actions or insecurity whenever I am in a public place. These include improving the security measures within my team and also undergoing counselling to deal with past violent incidents against me and my family. These immediate actions are to ensure that such acts do not recur, nor in any way affect my person or my professional performance.
I hereby wish to render an unqualified apology to event organizers Charterhouse Ghana for marring a rather beautiful event, which was streamed across the continent and indeed the world.
It is my ardent hope that the show will be remembered for the showcase and appreciation of talents and not the few minutes of regretful madness. I will continue working with Charterhouse and hope this won’t in any way affect my relationship with them.
To Vodafone Ghana, my sincerest apologies to you for bringing your brand to a low moment like this. As artistes, we appreciate what you invest and continue to invest in our talents. We hope you will continue to support Ghanaian music.
To all Ghanaians I ask for your forgiveness. The Stonebwoy you know always comes in peace and I will advocate for peace.
I appreciate your understanding and again, I am really and truly sorry.
No Gospel Artiste Can Win Souls For Christ More Than Kanye West : Sonnie Badu
Ghanaian Gospel artiste Sonnie Badu has made a statement that we believe would shock many Christians who hold him in high esteem.
According to Minister Sonnie Badu, American rapper and singer Kanye West is more powerful than most Gospel musicians and Bishop in the world and can pull more souls to Christ than the Gospel artistes.
He made this statement on his official Instagram handle where he shared the artwork of Kanye’s new album with the caption: “The disciples had a major concern about Paul. Why? Because they just could not fathom how they could spend 3 years with the Master and yet Paul who was a killer, had never met him had more insight and wrote more books in the scriptures than they did. Well, the reason is quite simple,”
He continued: “What God could use Paul to do, he could not use Peter in that same regard (illiteracy and understanding times and seasons). Recall Paul was very well educated and well informed, with that said, this man @kanyew.est can fill arenas and win souls for Christ, more than all of us. But they wondered about his past though ?”
Kafui Danku Gives Birth To Her Second Child
Popular Ghanaian actress and movie producer, Kafui Danku and her husband have welcomed their second child.
The mother who couldn’t hide her joy shared beautiful baby bump photos on social media expressing her appreciation to God.
The actress who is married to a Canadian, Kofi Pitcher gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and revealed his name as Titan.
In a series of post on Instagram, the actress shared how she had a tough pregnancy coupled with bad dreams but it all ended in joy.
“It was a very long, tiring, CHALLENGING and revealing journey and once again, MAWU SOGBOLISA changed the story to his GLORY. It happened on time…in time… IN HIS TIME!
Another warrior is born! Welcome the GIFT from the HEAVENS, @lifeofthetitan to this beautiful world… know you’re super special and highly favored, I know all you’ll see is the beauty GOD has given to you.#SoMuchToBeThankfulFor.
Thank you all for the pleasant messages ??. # OurGodIsFaithful. Oya, let me go sleep small ?????”, she shared on Instagram.
Kafui already has a baby girl Lorde Pitcher who was born in 26th October 2016. Prior to her first delivery, she suffered one stillbirth and three miscarriages.
Ghana Population Is Made Up Of 60% Witches : Funny Face
Ghanaian comedian Funny Face has stated that more than half of Ghanaians are witches.
According to the father of twins in an interview with Kleff Maxwell Justice known to many as KMJ on Accra-based Joy Prime stated that when 10 Ghanaians are places at a spot, 6 out of that 10 are witches.
Justifying his comment, he disclosed that he has over a million followers on social media but the response and engagement he gets from posts he shares is nothing better to talk about.
He accused Ghanaians of not helping others to progress yet when you’re progressing too they try to bring you down.
The actor had earlier in a separate interview also shared how he almost ended up committing suicide after his first wife took to social media and revealed he was a 1-minute man.
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