The Executive Director of Charterhouse, Theresa Ayoade’s comment at a press conference has thrown both reggae dancehall artists Shatter Wale and Stonebwoy into frenzy. The comment came at a time when the two most decorated Ghanaian artistes are trying to live their ban which is until further notice. She said “can you as the media help the industry rise above the two?
Let’s rise above these two and help the industry breathe and move on. Sarkodie won artiste of the decade and nobody even talked about it. The industry is bigger than these two and that’s what I want you to go back with, There are lots of young people who need the opportunity so let’s move on”, she concluded. Upon hearing this, Shatta Wale took to Facebook to vent his anger and frustration at Charterhouse.
“It’s not Charterhouse that made me in Ghana, it’s humbleness and respect, no one will respect you if you don’t respect yourself, make someone tell Charaterhouse give me”, he said in a live Facebook video. Perhaps after that controversial ban from the (VGMA) award scheme, he wouldn’t have expected the CEO to instigate Ghanaians to go beyond him and Stonebwoy in order to move the industry forward.
In another development, Stonebwoy also reacted to the comment, and said “that was a negative call to make”. Subsequently, George Quaye who’s an entertainment pundit and a former PRO of Charter explained that the comment was not meant to be used against them, it was in context. He went on to say that Chatterhouse has nothing against Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale. “Nobody hates them, we love them! Personally they are our brothers so let’s stop putting things in their heads that somebody hates them, he remarked. See the images below!