Veteran Ghanaian music producer, Edward Nana Poku Osei aka Hammer has thrown his support behind Stonebwoy’s comment about the decision of VGMA to lift the ban on Shatta Wale and him without meeting any of them or their managers.
Stonebwoy reacting to the statement took to his Twitter handle to school the board behind the award scheme, saying they should have done the needful before releasing a statement.
His comment in two separate tweets reads:
“Dear VGMA Board & Scheme organisers, I hear the purpose of the VGMA is to celebrate and project Ghanaian musicians and music. If that is so, it takes nothing from you to meet with us the artistes/our reps b4 reaching decisions that affect us and communicating them to the public.“
“The right to be heard is a principle that applies in every noble society. Even the all seeing God, who had already seen and knew all that Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden, still made sure he heard them before he took action against them. #IfTheySoDesire really???”
Well, minutes after reacting, Hammer also took to his Facebook page to throw his support behind the Bhim Nation president, saying the board should have shown a little respect to both musicians or even their management team because they form a huge part to make the awards successful.
He, however, cautioned the board not to repeat the same mistake because it wasn’t the best.
Below is his post;
“Totally agree, makes perfect sense… especially as we all knw why the ban was lifted. Why did they have to hear about this with the rest of us. Not even a letter to their outfits before the public announcement… leading to the conclusion that this can only be a stunt for the upcoming event and has nothing to do with any them. VGMA has been the most successful entity in the history of our music industry. All record labels in our history put together can’t even match up to half of the success you’ve enjoyed. The industry has been generous and good to u for business with great content, so SHOW SOME RESPECT and quit this arrogant playing God stunt. This won’t be tolerated in this industry. If you realize you can’t have a successful show without the Star Boys just admit it and do the right thing by them and Quit moving goal posts as and when u see fit for selfish reasons.”