Internationally acclaimed gospel singer, Joe Mettle has backed industry colleagues Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy and has said the indefinite ban put on them by Chatter House is unfair.
According to the award-winning gospel singer, the two have worked very hard under the year of review and should be pardoned by Chatter House, organizers of the annual VGMA.
Chatter House banned the two dance-hall acts after their brawl on stage which caused a lot of public ridicule in the country.
Their misbehavior led to their arrest and later an on-going court trial. Earlier this year, the new board of the VGMAs came out to say they were going to review their indefinite ban but the CEO for Chatter House cleared the air days later, stating that the ban was still in full force.
In an interview With TV3’s New Day, Joe Mettle noted that the dancehall acts have gone past their brawl now to fix their difference, a step in the right direction.
He noted; ” I think both artistes have been able to come together to fix their differences and I’m sure whatever was between them is fine now. I think when they were banned, the organizers weren’t sure the artistes could fix this and I think the ban helped in pushing them into the direction they’ve been able to get to, So personally, I don’t think even if the ban if lifted it’ll be a bad decision. Because they’ve work in the year under review, both artistes have worked really hard so excluding them from the scheme will be unfair.”