Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has indicated that he wants his ban from the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) to be extended.
Speaking at a press conference at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra on Friday, February 7, the ‘Ololo’ hit maker stated that he wished the ban would last for about three years to serve as a deterrent to young artistes.
“The young ones must know that you can’t just misbehave on an awards stage and go free. Such punishments are good to check musicians. The ban has not affected me in any way but it’s all good for the music industry,” he said.
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale were banned indefinitely from the VGMA after a brawl involving their camps on stage at the 2019 event which was held at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The two were also arrested and charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace, with an additional charge of displaying a weapon in a public place without permission for Stonebwoy by the court. They later reconciled, held a press conference to announce a joint concert.
Addressing their reconciliation, Stonebwoy said it was not planned like people were saying.