Ghanaian highlife sensation, Kwaisey Pee, says he has a tall list of reservations against Charter House, organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) and called on his colleague musicians to boycott next year’s event.
“I know the next awards are next year but the truth is that we have to do something for the organisers to know that we are not happy with them. Over the years, they have not treated us fairly.
And this was what Shatta Wale was trying to say and has found himself in court. Even that, we should be showing him some solidarity but we are not showing him any support.
“I am not in support of the insults and the way he went about making his case but he was speaking for our interest. And we have to support him without necessarily agreeing with his style,” Kwaisey Pee told NEWS-ONE.
When asked what his exact challenges with Charter House were, Kwaisey Pee said he has misgivings about the entire event right from the picking of nomination forms, through to the shortlisting stages, the awards night itself and the aftermath.
“When I returned from London, I went to Charter House upon their invitation and my phone got missing while I was there. Till date, no one from the company has even called me to show concern. I am not saying they should replace the phone but at least a phone to apologise would have shown some respect to me. And it is the same disdain they have for us all and we must do something. I suggest we all decide to boycott the awards,” Kwaisey Pee added.
For the last decade and a half, Charter House has received both criticisms and praises after each edition of the competitive music awards.
The company has however insisted it operates an open door policy and stakeholders with grievances or suggestions should make it known for a consensus to be reached through dialogue.
Meanwhile, lawyers for Shatta Wale are pleading with Charter House for an out of court settlement after the company dragged him to court over charges of defamation.