George Quaye of Charterhouse has responded to claims that the media house sabotaged Shatta Wale over BET Awards nominations.
Fans of self-acclaimed 'Dancehall King' Shatta Wale are not happy after the BET African Act category was announced with the exception of his name.
The fans of Shatta Wale have therefore poured their anger on Charter House for sabotaging him.
George Quaye, the publicist for Charter House in a radio interview with Sammy Baah Flex on Pluzz FM reacted to a letter pointing false allegations at them on Facebook.
“For me, one of the major or most important things in journalism is fairness and balance. I wish just that you have me on one side of the line; you’d have the gentleman that put out that "total nonsense" out there to also be on the line. I'm sure he probably have some fact that he's stating all these allegations on that he's putting on social media. I believe he's on their payroll and wished you could also put him on the line so he could emphasize where that's coming from. We’re in Ghana and what you put out there might sink into the minds of certain people, so I wish he could identify what it is that he put on social media. You put him on the line and he could clarify himself so we know it's not mere conjecture.
You need to get him on the line before I respond; so I need to know what it is that you based it on, who did you speak to at BET, who told you that etc.? To be able to sit in your comfort of your home and put such things on social media and expect that you'd be called a journalist, It is pure illiteracy if you ask me. That's why Alexander Pope of the 15th century once said that "A little learning is a dangerous thing." We can't call ourselves journalists and sit back and based on our own personal interpretations or emotions of whatever we think we know; on social media and put such "BS". It's absolutely "BS".
Do you think the BET don't know what they're about or doing? So even in any country they need to speak to someone to authenticate their nomination they will speak to one person or just one organization, really? Even we at CharterHouse when we're organizing the VGMA'S do we speak to just one organization? Don't we engage to almost every radio station in this country? What kind of shallow thinking is this?", he said.