Many celebrities who were at the 20th edition of the Ghana Music Awards, had to leave the venue after a brawl broke out between the camps of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
After the fracas which transpired between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale in the wee hours of Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Accra International Conference Centre [AICC], many Ghanaians including industry persons have shared varied views about the unfortunate incident.
It all started when Stonebwoy won the dancehall artiste of the year and Shatta Wale tried to walk onto the stage to congratulate him.
His attempt was seen as an attack by Stonebwoy’s team which led to them attacking the SM fans and they retaliated and it was a horrible experience.
Stonebwoy then pulled a gun on stage.
Although he has apologized, many people have expressed disappointment in the conduct of the two artists.
Some celebrities took to social media to share the ‘scary’ experience the fracas had caused.
For Actress Lydia Forson, seeing the gun was disgusting and traumatizing at the same time.
She wrote on her Twitter page “You people weren’t there so you don’t get how traumatizing this experience was. Do you know how many tragedies have happened because of stampedes?!”
You people weren’t there so you don’t get how traumatizing this experience was.
Do you know how many tragedies have happened because of stampedes???!!
All I can say is thank you to @sarkodie for helping me out.
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) May 19, 2019
Actor John Dumelo had revealed he fled the venue upon seeing the gun. John wrote on Twitter “All this gidigidi is not necessary… To be honest, at the end of the day, what’s all the fight for?”
All this gidigidi is not necessary….Both artists have their “boys” on the street but the Ghana police service meet both artists and their boys and talk to them( all together). To be honest, at the end of the day, what’s all the fight for?
— MrDumelo (@johndumelo1) May 20, 2019
For rapper Guru, it was shameful to see the two factions compete between themselves to this point.
We are competing among ourselves instead of our neighbors 😡shame to y’all 🤦♂️we don’t even have a BET rep yet y’all fighting over home match
— GURU (@gurunkz) May 19, 2019
King Promise who took home Songwriter of the Year, sought to add comic relief to reduce the tension the brawl had caused. He wrote, “my shoe really heavy so then I for move quick!”
my shoe really heavy so then i for move quick! but thanks to you guys for the award. God bless the fans… My family… & the best team LLE! 💚
— King Promise (@IamKingPromise) May 19, 2019
Singer Efya who took the Female Vocalist of the Year Award for the night revealed that some of her team members got tear gassed. She hopes the nasty incident would not repeat in the future.
“We Need To Do Better. For The People, For The Culture… For The Music!”
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Last Night Was Soo Traumatizing.. I Still Can’t Wrap My Head Around It..! Some of my team members got tear gassed.. !!I Hope Everyone Is Safe Now.. We Can’t Let This Happen Again ..😩😔!! EVER!! We Need To Do Better. For The People, For The Culture.. For The Music .!🙏🏽
— EFYA (@EFYA_Nokturnal) May 19, 2019