Shatta Wale is back!
After about a four-year absence from the Ghana Music Awards, Wale has made a return to the scheme – in a hip life Song category.
His song ‘Ayo‘ was nominated in the ‘Hiplife Song of the Year‘ category.
‘Total Cheat‘ by Fancy Gadam featuring Sarkodie, ‘Bronya’ by Wutah, ‘Boys Boys‘ by Nacee featuring Guru, ‘PainKiller‘ by Sarkodie, ‘Obi Agyi Obi Girl‘ by Captain and ‘One Corner’ by Patapaa are the other songs in the category.
In 2014, Wale warned the organizers of the awards scheme against nominating any of his works.
On the night of the awards show in 2015, he headlined a concert at the beach, supported by Sarkodie, who also had his own issues with the organizers, CharterHouse.
His disagreement with CharterHouse started when he lost out on a dancehall category award to Kaakie in 2013. He insulted both the company and Kaakie, later recording a song claiming he doesn’t need any award.
He also recorded videos in which he called CharterHouse and its CEO names, leading to the former being sued.
Months down the line, he apologized to CharterHouse, its CEO and Samini after the birth of his son asking that they start their relationships on a ‘fresh’ page.
The company banned him from the awards scheme in 2016 for a number of years. The decision was based on what the organizers said was him consistently denigrating the awards scheme.
In 2017, Wale and his new management initiated steps to be a part of the awards scheme – the artiste publicly apologized to the organizers and board members of the awards scheme.
His team also submitted songs when the organizers early this year opened nominations.
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is a Charterhouse Ghana event, supported by Media General, Movenpick and proudly sponsored by Vodafone.