A group calling itself Coalition of Concerned Youth of Africa has given Charterhouse-organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs)-to declare the winners for the Artiste of the Year and Most Popularly Song of the Year or be dragged to court.
Leader of the group, Ben Amuzu says Charterhouse cannot take Ghanaians for granted especially those who voted for their favourite artistes to win.
He told Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the declaration of the winners must be done because people voted for it hence cannot be annulled as announced by the organizers at a press conference on Thursday.
According to him, over 1,000 individuals have sent petitions to them and were ready to support the court case.
He believes the court would be able to order the organizers to declare the winners irrespective of the fracas that marred the awards ceremony last weekend.
Dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have been stripped of all the awards they won at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
They have also been banned indefinitely by the organisers, Charterhouse.
The decision was announced at a press conference at the Alisa Hotel in Accra by Charterhouse and the Board of the awards.
The two artistes according to Charterhouse breached the code of conduct of the scheme.
By the decision reached, Shatta Wale is no longer the winner of the ‘Highlife Song of the Year’ for ‘My Level’ and ‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’ for ‘Gringo’.
It also means that Stonebwoy has also lost the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ awards he won on the night.
However, Ben Amuzu says Charterhouse should also take blame for failing to put in place measures to manage security effectively.
He has since cautioned the organizers to rescind its decision to strip the artistes of their awards and also announce the winners for the two remaining awards in 48 hours or be dragged to court.