Wendy Shay has joined the list of Ghanaian musicians expressing their disgust for the constant evaluation of their works to that of Nigerians.
Even though Nigerians have been widely thought to be the benchmark for the success of musicians in Africa, it appears Ghanaian artistes are always facing the brutality of criticisms for what faultfinders believe is below par.
The simmering conversations have been boosted in the last few days when Shatta Wale described Ghana’s music industry as a “feeding bottle” compared to the Nigerian industry, which he termed as a “Hennessy bottle”.
In the ensuing days, the likes of dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy joined in the conversation in a Twitter(X) Spaces discussion and expressed lots of hope about Ghanaian musicians having huge global impact and success when they also get the right backing and investments as their Nigerians counterparts.
For the likes of Fameye, the unwarranted assessment of Ghanaian artistes against Nigerians have got him depressed knowing just how much hard work the former were putting into their projects and yet, their efforts were being pooh-poohed because of the successes chalked by Nigerians on the international stage in recent years.
Perhaps, to show support and condemn unjustified attacks on Ghanaian musicians, Wendy Shay noted that filling the O2 arena and winning Grammy should not be the standard for measuring the success of an artiste.
In a tweet(X) earlier today (August 29), Wendy Shay, who is known for songs such as “Emergency”, “Habibi”, “Kut It”, “Masakra”, and “All For You” said great music icons like Bob Marley and 2Pac never won a Grammy so critics of Ghanaian musicians should let them breathe.
“Why is filing the O2 arena and winning Grammy become the standard to measure the success of an artiste?