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Will Charterhouse nominate Shatta Wale in next year’s Ghana Music Awards? Will Shatta Wale accept the nomination(s) should he gain any? What will he do if he doesn’t get nominated? These are some questions I keep musing over against the background of the pending duel between self – acclaimed Dancehall King Shatta Wale and event organizers Charterhouse.
It will be recalled that last two years, Shatta Wale went agog at the Accra International Conference Centre after he lost an award to Kaakie. He did songs to insult Kaakie and Charterhouse and insulted them. Later, he apologized. Some of us had even suggested that he was not nominated in last year’s awards which saw him win the overall artiste of the year. Communications Director of Charterhouse, George Quaye, on my show on Vision FM, made me understand that they were professionals and would not judge any by artiste squabbles they had with them. He said if the academy and board deemed it fit that Shatta Wale’s songs qualified to be nominated, they would nominate him.
Interestingly, Shatta Wale declined to perform at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards this year because Charterhouse could not pay him as he requested and even made mockery of the situation on social media. Not long ago, Shatta Wale recorded some videos and circulated on social media – and these were tagged derogatory and disparaging against Charterhouse, for which reason he has landed in the docks.
Obviously, Shatta Wale believes he had a right and that he was fighting a good course even though some think he could have said it in better way. With the current tussle between the two parties which may end up making Shatta Wale pay 10Million Ghana Cedis, I wonder if he would go pick forms to be nominated in the awards. And I doubt if Charterhouse house will still be professionals enough to nominate him despite their feud.
I remember in one of the posts of Bulldog, Shatta Wale’s manager, on Facebook, he sarcastically asked if Charterhouse paid artistes for using their songs for their awards and other events and whether or not they even pay royalties.
With this, if Charterhouse nominates Shatta Wale when he doesn’t personally file for nomination out of his volition, he may decide to pull out. Well, maybe the final verdict of the legal tussle between the two would give more answers to the afore – mentioned questions. We live to see!