Rapper and entrepreneur, Criss Waddle, has taken a swipe at organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Charterhouse Ghana, after a fan queried him on his hiatus in the music sphere.

One of his fans, who couldn’t fathom why the Chief Executive Officer of AMG Music will opt out of doing music, questioned the Tema-based rapper on Twitter.

The user, who goes by the name, Claude Vado wrote: But like seriously, @CrissWaddle was good in the rap game o but I don’t know why he stop this with all the skills.   I’m enjoying some of his rap songs and their good… I’m serious…  Please come back please…[SIC].

But another fan, Kobby Ugyin, replied saying Criss Waddle has to focus on other businesses because the music industry isn’t such lucrative:

He get money so no need to rap… so I guess he is focusing on other business… coz u release song u will have to go thru stress to promote it and stuffs…When was the last time Rihanna released a track…?[SIC]

Criss Waddle finally waded into the matter and accused VGMA organisers of failing to nominate his ‘Bie Gya’ song for the ‘Video of the Year’ category in 2017.

He wrote:  U be smart guy, after all that stress and time-consuming bs, VGMA will come and show u how st*pid they are to nominate bie gya and not nominate the video yet that quality of video was made to compete with the Afrobeat world and not even for AMG [SIC].

Choice on conceding Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale once more into VGMAs yet to be taken – Charterhouse CEO

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Charterhouse, coordinators of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), says a choice on whether dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale will be readmitted into the honors plot is yet to be taken.

The two artistes were restricted uncertainly and peeled off every past honor following a fight between them at the twentieth commemoration of the VGMAs in 2019 which saw Stonebwoy pulling out a handgun.

Charterhouse CEO, Theresa Ayoade during the Arts Edition of the Beyond the Lockdown program on JoyNews said “we haven’t had an inside discussion around that yet.”

She said the organization’s attention has been on the most proficient method to bring back the occasions it composes as the Covid-19 limitations have implied that normal events have been delayed.

In any case, with the facilitating of limitation set up to control the spread of the infection, Mrs Ayoade said the VGMAs should return in August.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy at joint public interview composed in Accra

She, in any case, included that “when we are prepared to make full declaration on the VGMAs, we will think of a full explanation on everything.”

Stonebwoy, who was additionally on the show, said the boycott has not influenced him at all.

His fundamental concern, he added has been to get the issue, which is currently in court settled.

He sees his nonattendance from the VGMAs has been a gift for other people.

“A few artistes have come to state it was a surprisingly positive turn of events for them since a few of us are not on the wards with them since that is the main way they can flourish.

“So it gives me satisfaction to be a gift to individuals however it should cut me down,” he said.

The artiste, in any case, said he despite everything has a great deal of regard for Mrs Ayoade and Charterhouse and will leave them to choose his arrival to the show.

VGMA 2020 to come off in August – CEO Charterhouse

President of Charterhouse, Theresa Ayoade, has uncovered that the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) will occur in August.

As indicated by her, the choice comes after President facilitated a portion of the limitations set up to forestall the spread of coronavirus.

She said on Beyond the Lockdown on Joy News that her group is re-strategising to carry the best of diversion to watchers in August paying little heed to the issues they may confront.

“The difficulties of assembling coordinations and not being certain about expected income is a main problem. In typical occasions, we will have had the option to sell up to 4,000 tickets in VGMA-related occasions, yet it isn’t so now,” Mrs Ayoade told Emefa Apawu, host of the show.

She clarified that, as coordinators, Charterhouse is investigating using the computerized space just as new rules for occasions set forth by the Tourism Ministry.

In contrast to the 3Music Awards, the 2020 VGMA will have a live crowd yet with the required social removing and wellbeing conventions, she said.

Mrs Ayoade clarified that the live audeince is the embodiment of the honor appear, consequently, the need to finish the Tousim Ministry’s rules.

Arrangements have gone into ensuring that Ghanaian artistes in different nations and crowds, who can’t go to the show, can join essentially, she included.

Mrs Ayoade expressed that she is certain that her group, by August, can assemble a tremendous show for their crowd.

“It may not be actually as it used to be before however clearly, with what’s going on now, it will be a downscale form,” she said.