PRESS STATEMENT: Charterhouse Apologizes to Sarkodie; Blames ‘Dumsor’


After a recent uproar on social networking site Twitter over his inclusion in the artist line up for the upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charter House, event organizer has apologized to Sarkodie by issuing a press release.

Signed by George Quaye, the statement renders unqualified apology to the artist and states that “Sarkodie IS NOT performing at the 16TH VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS”.

It also mentions the ongoing power crisis as a part of the challenges being faced.

Read statement from below;

The management of Charterhouse expressly apologises for a Vodafone Ghana Music Awards radio commercial that has aired on YFM announcing Sarkodie as one of the performing artistes on the night.

We would like to expressly state that Sarkodie IS NOT performing at the 16TH VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS.

Prior to this, we had been communicating and had met with a member of his management team trying to arrive at a favourable figure. In anticipation of that figure coupled with the unstable power situation in the country plus the long Easter weekend ahead of us, where it would be almost impossible to get a studio to record, we worked ahead and recorded different versions of the 16th VGMA’s final event radio commercial.

One with Sarkodie’s name and another without. With our fingers crossed, the ads were all submitted to our media manager.

Unfortunately, we were unable to come to a favourable agreement and parted ways amicably.

Our media manager was immediately informed on Thursday evening to send out only the ad that DID NOT HAVE Sarkodie’s name. This, she did except for YFM, where she sent the wrong ad which had Sarkodie’s name. Clearly, it was an error from our end which we have totally admitted.

We hereby unreservedly apologise to Sarkodie, his management friends and fans as well.

Measures have been taken to ensure this does not happen again.


George Quaye.

The artist earlier accused the event organizers of running radio promotions with his name as a performing artist on the night of the 16th edition of the Ghana Music Awards although an attempt to reach a deal between both parties had not materialized.

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