In the last few days, a lot of music lovers in Ghana and some key people in the entertainment industry have been mounting pressure on Ghanaian musicians to try and emulate the success being achieved by their brothers and sisters in neighboring Nigeria.
Many of the people who have been mounting this pressure have been citing the successes chalked up by Nigerian musicians when it comes to hosting sold-out concerts at the O2 Arena, which can host about 20,000 people in London, as a yardstick.
In the heat of all this pressure, Rufftown Records signed songstress, Wendy Shay, has come out to speak.
In a tweet she made, the award-winning singer questioned critics of Ghanaian musicians by asking them when the success of an artist became solely dependent on the person’s ability to fill the O2 Arena or win the Grammy Award.
In the view of the ‘Habibi’ hitmaker, one’s ability to fill the O2 Arena can never be the standard for successful musicians.
Wendy Shay went further to state that even the greatest musicians like Bob Marley and Michael Jackson didn’t win Grammys or fill the O2 Arena.
“Why has Filling 02 and winning Grammys become the standard to measure the success of an artist? Bob Marley and 2Pac are successful musicians but have never won a Grammy. Let Ghanaian musicians breathe! Ghana, wake up!,” she tweeted.
Why is filling 02 and winning Grammy become the standard to measure the success of an Artist?
Bob Marley and 2Pac are successful musicians but never won a Grammy.
Let Ghanaian musicians breathe !
Ghana wake up!— Enigma EP (@wendyshaygh) August 27, 2023