Open Letter to Charter House: Learn to Take Honest Criticisms in Good Faith & End the Propaganda Hogwash

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Theresa-Ayoade-Charter House
Theresa-Ayoade-Charter House

Dear Charter House,

I am not even going to ask how you are doing after the appalling organization of the 15th edition of the Ghana Music Awards over the weekend. I am certain the aftershock is still trending and you are probably deeply embarrassed with your own exhibited incompetence which some of us honestly brought to your attention.

Following my honest review (which in fact is my first on any of your events), I’ve been told the underlying truth and your ‘self-disappointment’ have pushed you into pushing a whole new level of propaganda hogwash against my person.

I’ve heard that, from the highest person on your chain of leaders to the lowest, the ongoing talk is that, I hate Charter House and I’ve not written anything good about the entity—-instead of taking my review in good faith and fixing the mentioned issues which were noticed by thousands of Ghanaians who watched and followed the event.

Touting me as a hater in order to hide your shame and not face reality is not much of a shock to me. In fact, it is a common African trait which many employ when they are criticized, and I’ve seen that enough to be able to distinguish between what is ‘hating and what is hard but honest truth’.

The most shocking ‘rhetoric’ of the hogwash propaganda from your offices is the fact that, your organisation is intentionally confusing me with someone (that is even if any person fits the accusation) or intentionally peddling outrageous lies based on non-existing precious cause of dealing with me.

I’ve been made to understand that, some very senior persons at Charter House are saying, they once asked me to do some work for them in relation to Miss Malaika and I said “No, I won’t do it because I do not work for Nigerians”. And since then, I’ve always written unfavourable articles about Charter House.

To be frank, the above is not only absurd but also childish, and exudes nothing less of unintelligent stand point.

First of all, I do not live in Ghana and I’ve never worked or been contacted to do any work for Charter House. Whoever contacted me must be a ghost. I have 6 writers in Ghana who are exceptionally professional and well educated beyond this—and I believe none of them will ever throw out such gibberish too…

Secondly, I live in multicultural Britain and have a network of Nigerians within my field of work. I work for some, others work for me and we work alongside each other sometimes.

Thirdly, until the above information got to me, I did not know Charter House was a Nigerian company. Excuse my ignorance but from my many years of legal education, I’ve come to understand that a company has an independent personality, separated from its Directors- I think I should help you with where the principle comes from—Solomon v A Solomon & Co Ltd.

I know for a fact that the people on top of Charter House’s hierarchy are Nigerians but from my education, this does not make Charter House a Nigerian company. It is therefore unfounded for whatever person out there at Charter House to distort my honest review of your event with such a baseless accusation.

Again, even if someone from Pluto comes and ask me to do some work for him, I will take the job as long as the remuneration is reasonable and I believe in the product—-and it is free from any falsification.

If you care to know ‘Nigerian’ Charter House, I have stronger ties with Nigeria and Nigerians which go beyond work and I mean personal and close ties. If I will take a reasonable paying job from Pluto, why will I ignore one from planet Earth—such a bulk of nonsense…

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The thing is, if you are saying my review was based on some sort of bad faith (which does not exist except probably in your minds), what about the thousands of social media users who tweeted and wrote on facebook to talk about the blinding stage light, the unpardonable late start which consequently led to the GTV cut off, the award show having been turned into a concert and a gospel extravaganza to be precise? Do they all have issues with your organisation or does it seem like together with them; we are stating the ‘obvious truth’ that you cannot swallow?

Just like I stated in my review, I do not review most Ghanaian events and that should explain why I have not personally review any of your events before—but after 15 years of running the show this way, I could not hold back anymore and I had to bring your attention to what you may call mistakes, others will call unpardonable mistakes but I call incompetence. It fits well in the incompetence box because no one repeats the same mistake for 15 years—and on yearly repeat is your late start.

Instead of considering my review and seek to correct the issues raised alongside the many Ghanaians who watched the event, you seem to have a delusion hovering over your heads that it couldn’t be that bad. Let me tell you, it was…

If anything at all, you should be happy I pointed out your flaws and I think I should send you an invoice for honestly reviewing your event—which many with a voice have failed to do, probably because of your ongoing creepy ethics and spree of conscience buying…

As I stated above, get your facts right…I’ve not had any encounter with anyone from Charter House and have not said anything about not working for you because of ‘blah blah’ which means I hate your outlet. You may be confusing me with someone or you are just making up bedtime stories so that you do not face the truth.

Whatever it is, sought it out and fix things…Ghanaians will be watching next year too and I will be proud if you take on my criticism and get things right—this time. All the same, my hope for a better event next year remains highly infinitesimal in value. And I will be glad if you give me and the many Ghanaians an interesting experience next year…

Good luck… 🙂



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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Fortwell Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: Vincent@topvincent.com

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  1. Chris wo ye superb wai. Thanks for saying it as it is and telling them to fix things instead of always looking for excuses. Ah aba Charter House you think you are God huh?

  2. This is typical of Africans, they do something WRONG and if you point it out them they won’t accept but rather look for excuses. So Chris’ time was fast huh? Did everyone not see when you started the show? Did everyone not see the bad light and the performance issue and the sound going off. What a bunch of jokers. It is not their fault there is no competition

  3. if u think they are doing so they dont have any competition why dont u organse an award show for us to see so that we can all judge and see who makes the less mistakes.i wish charter will stop organising this awards see what happens. Without it :

    1. So you mean the fact that they organise it means they should not be criticised? are they doing anyone favour by organising the awards? it is a business and they are making profit so they should expect consumers and industry people to talk if they re falling below standard

      1. Thanks  Linda, I couldnt have said it better. 
        The show was poorly organized but there are people who will defend charter house and make excuses for them.

        1. Say it again and with small money they will buy some old men with no brain in their heads to defending their mistakes all over lol

  4. Chris personally I never waste my time to watch these award shows,I’d rather get pop corn and watch nickelodeon,fifteen years and you still start late,terrible stage settings and the very very most annoying of them all the awardees coming on stage with their whole village and some ruffians following abhhhhh Chris wa ka wa ka.they shd change.

  5. I’m sorry Aku but ur comment is awfully shallow n ignorant! are you saying dat Chris can only criticise charter house if only he can organise an awards ceremony? my goodness…sometimes i jx cnt get a grip on hw pple can jx put their ignorance n lack of intelligence on display like dat. its like telling Chris to go and act or sing if he thinks Majeed or KwabenaKwabena r nt gud at their respective professions! lmao! I’m sure u get the level of ur ignorance by nw…its quite alarming! now let me educate u my darling, there r people who don’t hv to do wat you do before they can criticize u…they r the people who take time to access and put in review what you do…they don’t hate but pin point ur mistakes, ur hitches, ur lows n ur downs..they give constructive criticisms dat wud help keep u on ur feet…so dat u ll do better (dats if u r wise n u listen) in ur next venture. i am not saying that they are always right but in this case Chris is over a hundred per cent right! charter house is a total disappointment! they decided to gve us dis garbage of a show after 15yrs of organising it consistently. they have to bow in shame n even thank Chris fr pointing out very relevant issues regarding d awards show in his review. they hv no excuse….with the huge sponsorship n all…they shd b able to give us a way way hell of a better show then the “Fun World” they jx threw in our faces! thank you Chris…u couldn’t hv sed it any better in ur review and ur letter to them is on point even though i think u shd hv considered sending the letter contents to Shatta Wale…he wud hv easily made a song out of it n it would hv gotten to them.faster!

  6. I am actually reading this so upset reading this that any person in his right mind will say the VGMA this year was good. It was a total waste of time for those of us who watched it. So because Chris said it as it is, Charter House is upset? what about? Eii Ghanafoa we hate the truth so much

  7. Pershia,I very much agree with you,this generation of ours hate to be criticized ,that why we are where we are as a nation.everything is ok no room for improvement and change.i think we are so use to the slogan “obiaaaaa se 3y3” no matter how bad.