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$169 Million Or I Am Never Coming Back To Your Bogus Awards! – Shatta Wale To Charter House

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Two years ago, arch-rivals Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were banned from the biggest music awards scheme in the land Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. It came after an altercation ensued between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy which led the former to pull out a gun. There were since banned from the awards scheme. READ ALSO: VIDEO: Enemies … Read more

2020 VGMA: Charter House Speaks On The Inclusion Of Stonebwoy And Shatta

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Nominations are opened for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and Ghanaian musicians are expected to file their works done under the year of review in order to be awarded. Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were banned indefinitely from the Awards scheme last year after their incident brought the event to an untimely end. READ ALSO: … Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Charterhouse Productions Begs Vodafone On ‘Wale-Stonebwoy Combat’ — READ

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Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy’s battle at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has really gone against Ghana as a nation, sponsors of the event and most especially Charterhouse, the main organizers of the event.

Charterhouse has, however, apologized to their main sponsor Vodafone Ghana, BET international representatives and all other stakeholders who were affected by the actions of these two artistes in a press statement signed by their Head of Communications, George Quaye.

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Video- Watch How Kuami Eugene Performed Daddy Lumba’s Songs At The VGMA 2019 Launch

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Charterhouse, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, officially launched the 20th edition of the awards’ ceremony yesterday.

Nominees for the various categories of the awards were also released yesterday on some selected TV and radio stations, with social media being the focus.

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All The Beautiful And Amazing Pictures From Miss Malaika Ghana 2018 Grand Finale

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The grand finale of the 2018 Miss Malaika Ghana came off yesterday, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the National Theatre and Miriam Owusu-Poku, a BSc. Business Administration student from the University of Ghana Legon emerged the winner of the 2018 Miss Malaika Ghana Beauty Pageant organized by Charter House.

The audience at the grand finale were served with electrifying and amazing performances from Ghanaian musicians such as MzVeeWendy ShayKuami Eugene, and Kidi. It was refreshing to note that arrogant Wendy Shay covered her black rashes infested bortos.

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Shatta Wale On Stonebwoy Again? ─ Check Out He Said

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Controversial self-acclaimed king of Ghanaian dancehall music, Shatta Wale has said the Award given to his label colleague, Stonebwoy, was supposed to be given to him if Chatter House had not banned him.
During an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz Show, Shatta Wale argued that Stonebwoy won the award had it not been the 2013 ban placed on him by the organizers of the Award scheme.

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George ‘Aboagye' Quaye Takes Over As Host of Joy FM's Showbiz A-Z Entertainment Review Show?

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Popular television/radio host, George Quaye, who loves to call himself, GQ, looks set to officially take charge as host of Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z Entertainment Review Show.
The show which has been under the stewardship of the lovely Naa Ashokor for some time now looks set for a new phase, as George Quaye takes over as host of the prime entertainment show.

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Stonebwoy Has Been 'Cleared' To Perform At The 2018 VGMAs

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It was rumoured that Zylofon Music signee, Stonebwoy missed out on the list of performers to thrill the audience at the 19th edition of Vodafone GhanaMusic Awards due to the huge amount charged by Zylofon Media.
Well, Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse, George Quaye in an interview on TV3’s New Day has cleared the air that Stonebwoy will perform at the event come what may.

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King Sark Tops 2018 VGMAs Nominations

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The boss of SarkCess Music, Sarkodie has made the headlines once again after bagging the highest number of nominations at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
King Sark as affectionately called got 9 slots including the topmost Award of the night, ‘Artiste of The Year’ and was followed by 2017 ‘Artiste of The Year’, gospel musician Joseph Oscar Mettle who got 7 nominations.

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Captain Planet Makes History As His Viral Song 'Obi Agye Obi Girl' Gets 5 Nominations At The 2018 VGMAs (PHOTOS)

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The full list of Nominations for the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) have been released by the organizers of the event, Charter House and Captain Planet’s viral song ‘Obi Agye Obi Girl’ has made history.
Undoubtedly, ‘Obi Agye Obi Girl’ by Captain Planet of 4×4 made waves than most of the songs released under the year review and getting 5 nominations or more in the 2018 VGMAs is worth it.

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'I Was On The Farm Putting Food On The Table So I Couldn't Come' – Wiyaala Heavily Shades The VGMAs

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M.anifest in his December 2017 released song “Azumah Nelson Flow” asked “e b awards we go chop?” and that fact has just manifested in Wiyaala’s reason as to why she couldn’t attend the 2018 VGMAs Nominees Unveiling ceremony.
According to the Sissala Pop Star said she was busy on the farm putting food on the table and that duty kept her from attending the ceremony though she was invited.

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Who Wins 2018 VGMA 'Artiste Of The Year' Award? Sarkodie, Ebony, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Or Joe Mettle?

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The full list of nominees for the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has been released by organizers of the event, Charter House and interestingly, Shatta Wale who was blacklisted in 2013 is back again.
The majority of industry insiders have lashed out at Charter House after seeing some artistes being nominated in some categories–they are of the view that those artistes do not deserve slots in there judging from their abysmal performance under the year review.

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Mr Eazi Deserves VGMAs Best African Artiste – Fuse ODG

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C.E.O and leading act of ‘Off Da Ground Records‘ Fuse ODG has added his voice to the millions who expressed their opinion of how the just ended VGMAs was absolutely mean to Mr Eazi.

According to Fuse ODG, who was speaking to Berla Mundi on GhOne Tv, the VGMAs has not been fair to Mr. Eazi, especially when they previously failed to recognize him legible to be part of the scheme as a Ghanaian Artiste despite everything about his music being Ghanaian with his relentless effort of putting Ghana on the global map as well.

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“Charter House Deeply Hurt Me” – Shatta wale

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shatta-waleWe are all familiar with the unseemly never ending tiff that ensued between self acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale and Charter House.

Now the former has come out to pour out his feelings on all that happened months back— in a radio interview with Sammy Flex on Okay FM, he said:

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CharterHouse Releases Raw Vote Totals For VGMA Awards- EL Beat Bisa Kdei 36%-30%

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Event organisers Charterhouse have released the raw vote totals for this year’s awards, which ignited controversy after EL beat Bisa Kdei to the pivotal artiste of the year award.
The voting tallies released by the company seems to bear up the results on the night, with EL narrowly edging out Bidsa Kdei.

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Kwabena Kwabena Calls For The VGMA To Be Nationalised

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Singer Kwabena Kwabena says that the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, which are organised by the events company Charter House, should be taken over by government due to its national nature.
In an interview with KOD on Live Fm, Kwabena Kwabena said that the awards scheme has become bigger than Charter House, and thus should be taken over by the state.

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Charterhouse Took Musicians For Granted – R2bees

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R2Bees music duo Paedae and Mugeez, have revealed in an interview yfmghana.com that they are not difficult but rather principled when it comes to doing business in Ghana’s music scene.

“When we came into the industry in 2008, it was not that perfect but I believe it has changed a lot. Paedae said; “Anyone who has followed the industry from way back, the approach was a total joke, from the artistes and promoters, to everybody running the industry. Artistes don’t know they are taken for granted.

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Sarkodie vrs Charter House & the Ignorant Grammys Comparison | Has Sarkodie Gotten the Right to Charge 1.2 Billion Cedis for 15 Minutes Performance? | My Submission

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First of all, let me mention that I am not much of a Sarkodie fan but I acknowledge and appreciate his hard work, dedication—and his ability to have succeeded in an ‘industry’ fully soaked in weakness.

When it comes to Charter House, I really don’t like big companies or corporations, because they always screw the small guy up—and over the years, I’ve said the lack of competition and the ‘monopolistic’ status of Charter House is somewhat turning them into an industry demi-god. Going against their flowing current means you should expect to be shunned, banned or marginalised—and that is the definition of TYRANNY.

Now that I have made it clear that I do not necessarily admire Charter House or Sarkodie though I respect their success, let’s dispassionately consider the substantive issue which many have missed in their discussion over the recent Sarkodie-Charter House brouhaha…

It all started when Sarkodie took to social media to rant over the violation of his personality right—using his name or image for a commercial purpose without his consent or agreed compensation. This is both a statutory and common law violation, which means, Charter House did not just erred when they did that to Sarkodie (irrespective of their compelling reasons), they also broke the law…

Sarkodie had every right, be it moral or legal to be upset of this considering how hard he has worked without any industry support to obtain his current musical status. His fans see him as some sort of Hiplife god and to be frank, he is—more like Ghana’s version of Kanye West.

For this, insults, rants and blows went the way of Charter House from the fans and even some established Ghanaian artistes. Legally, I supported Sarkodie for the simple fact that, Ghanaians continue to take the piss out of people’s intellectual property rights and personality rights on every scale.

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Would Charter House Take Down the Billboards With Sarkodie On As Performing Too? | Here is A Photo + My Take

Sarkodie Billboard | Photo Credit; Twitter
Sarkodie Billboard | Photo Credit; Twitter

Yesterday, Charter House-organisers of  the annual Ghana Music Awards were compelled by Ghanaian musician-Sarkodie, his fans and the many Ghanaian bloggers who jumped on the issue of the company’s usage of the artiste’s name as a performing act in this year’s Ghana Music Awards without his consent or any contract.

I commented on this yesterday—and explained the legal position and implication of such actions. In my comment, I stated among other things that; “Charter House’s usage of his [Sarkodie] name in their commercial when they had not paid or hired him for such a performance breaches both his statutory right of publicity and his common law invasion of privacy right.

It’s interesting how this is playing out on twitter—if it was in the United States or United Kingdom, the artiste would be in court, seeking for the appropriate damages. If a big event company such as Charter House does not really give a hoot about what the law says at any point in time, what do you expect the smaller event organisers to do—and more also, are they not the same organisation in court seeking to have the law in action in relation to the Shatta Wale’s defamation case?

That is the sort of irony grounded in the way Charter House seems to be operating.

There is law to enforce when someone violates one in relation to them but they seem to continue to violate the same law (in other form) when dealing with others.

All around the world, the law is pretty simple on this; “a person shall not use any aspect of an individual’s persona for a commercial purpose…The person’s persona could include his or her name, voice, signature, photograph, image, likeness, or distinctive appearance, if any of these aspects have commercial value”.

Later in the day, Charter House issued a carefully put together press release to apologize to Sarkodie and his fans, calling what has happened a mistake—but it seems they LIED in their press release about this so called mistake.

In their apology press release, Charter House said;

“We would like to expressly state that Sarkodie IS NOT performing at the 16TH VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS. Prior to this, we had been communicating and had met with a member of his management team trying to arrive at a favourable figure.

In anticipation of that figure coupled with the unstable power situation in the country plus the long Easter weekend ahead of us, where it would be almost impossible to get a studio to record, we worked ahead and recorded different versions of the 16th VGMA’s final event radio commercial.

One with Sarkodie’s name and another without. With our fingers crossed, the ads were all submitted to our media manager. Unfortunately, we were unable to come to a favourable agreement and parted ways amicably.

Our media manager was immediately informed on Thursday evening to send out only the ad that DID NOT HAVE Sarkodie’s name. This, she did except for YFM, where she sent the wrong ad which had Sarkodie’s name.

Clearly, it was an error from our end which we have totally admitted. We hereby unreservedly apologise to Sarkodie, his management friends and fans as well”

You can see from the part I have ‘bolded’ that Charter House seem to suggest that they honestly erred with the audio commercial by sending out a wrong one, and not that they had a clear intention to infringe on Sarkodie’s personality right, but from the billboard above—their explanation falls flat on its face.

Looking at the billboard, it shows images of Sarkodie and Samini performing and as such, there should not be arguments such as the two having been used on the billboard as nominees for the awards publicity—the obvious inference or message the billboard sends is that; the two will be performing at the Ghana Music Awards 2015.

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Charter House Contracted Shatta Wale For the Recent Tigo Unplugged Concert But Still Say They Are Not Ready For Out Of Court Settlement

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PRO of Charterhouse, Mr. George Nii Armah Quaye, has disclosed that though counsel for Shatta Wale is pleading for out of court settlement in the on-going defamation case, they will not settle for that.

George made this revelation when he was interviewed on Entertainment Ghana on 11th Nov, 2014. “We want the court to settle the matter. Not that we don’t believe in the ADR. It is a very good option that is why it’s there in our laws.

“But looking at the nature of this matter, the personal attacks, insults, there are even certain elements of threats – we want the court to settle this matter for us. At the end of the day, if some damages are pronounced, we all in the entertainment industry will learn from it.

“We want everything to stay at the court. It will be better if we leave both parties to allow the court to handle everything totally so that at the end of the day, we will be able to have a better understanding and work together in harmony.”

The recent Tigo Unplugged concert held at the national stadium saw Shatta Wale perform on the stage – though Charterhouse organized the show. Some have already started speculating that it’s Tigo that contracted Shatta and not, Charterhouse – due to the seemingly friction between them now.

When GhanaCelebrities.Com contacted George, he confirmed that it’s Charterhouse that contracted Shatta Wale.

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HAVE YOU HEARD: Prostitution Is A Crime In Ghana But They Must Pay Tax + Chris Brown & Charter House Evaded Tax

Mr. Mike Kofi Afful, President of the West African Union of Tax Institutes has stated this morning that, even though prostitution is illegal in Ghana, prostitutes must be taxed or be asked to pay tax… I do not see the logic in this and how is can be feasible. The moment you start taxing a … Read more

R2Bees Still Venting Over ‘Ajeeei’ Disqualification From Ghana Music Awards!

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Before this year’s nominations of the Ghana Music Awards were unveiled, many expected R2Bees’ smash hit ‘Ajeeei’ featuring Sarkodie and Nana Boroo to grab many nominations. Nonetheless, the track which has made waves since its release was axed from the list.

The awards’ Board disqualified the song because after voting, they came to a consensus that the song contains sexually explicit lyrics and violence. According to the same Board which is made up of industry professionals, several songs which contain sexually suggestive lyrics were not axed because they were not explicit.
However, R2Bees as artistes have been nominated in the awards. They were nominated in the ‘Group of the Year’, ‘Hiplife/HipHop Artiste of the Year’ as well as the biggest prize of the night ‘Artiste of the Year’ categories.
Many have said that if their song has been disqualified why then are they in the awards. Charter House, the organisers also argued that, even though the song has been axed from the awards, they [R2Bees] as artistes have been very vibrant in the year under review.

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MTN Ghana Music Awards 2011 Is On Saturday! Our Predictions …

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You see, I have been doing this for the past 11 years. I’m even tired of writing the same things in different form every year so far as the Ghana Music Awards is concerned. It’s another year. Here we go!

Winners will be declared on Saturday April 9, 2011 at the Dome, Accra International Conference Centre. Below are my predicted winners for the night. And before you start spewing gibberish, don’t forget this is what we think and NOT what will happen on the night.

Yea! Good luck to the nominees. In case you forgot, we are responsible for our predictions.

Below are GhanaCelebrities.Com predictions for the night. What we think will necessarily not be the outcome of the awards. Therefore we wish all the nominated artistes good luck:

FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS AND OUR  PREDICTIONS IN CAPITALS WITH **

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