Shatta Wale vrs. Stonebwoy: Casely-Hayford petitions Council of State to intervene

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A member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, has written to the Council of State to help resolve the feud between dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.

The two Zylofon Music label artistes have been in a tango for some time now, in what can easily pass for a turf war.

Sydney Casely-Hayford said he wrote to the Council of State over the issue for them to help safeguard the entertainment industry.

“They have to really get into it because if we are not careful, the two will ruin the whole entertainment industry and the industry is a big money earner,” he said on The Big Issue on Saturday.

He however said several petitions he has forwarded to the Council bordering on national issues had not received any response.

“I have written to the [previous] Council of State on two issues now and said that they had to deal with the GYEEDA issue and they should get the president to set up a better commission and insist on CHRAJ doing its work. They didn’t mind me and nothing was said.”

“So last week I’ve written to the current Council of State on a very sensitive matter which I insist they have to look into. They have to sit down and mediate between this issue going on between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. They have to really get into it because if we are not careful, the two will ruin the whole entertainment industry and the industry is a big money earner,” Casely-Hayford said on The Big Issue on Saturday.

Some of the other panelists on the show said Mr. Casely-Hayford’s petition over Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy meant a vote of no confidence on the Council of State.

To them, it meant that because the Council could not resolve major national issues, it should attempt to solve that of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy feud which is not serious.

The 1992 Constitution empowers the Council to advise the President in the discharge of his functions, but the advice is not binding on the president.

“There shall be a Council of State to counsel the President in the performance of his functions,” the constitution states.

However, there have been complaints that the Council usually serves as a “rubber stamp” institution and does not in any way scrutinize any policy, a claim the Council has rejected.


By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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