For the past 15 years, the Ghana Music Awards has been an award scheme that has been awarding the efforts of Ghanaian musicians. Over the years, many concerns have been raised about the awards scheme, be it the categories or the organisational structure, forcing some artistes not to engage in the awards scheme anymore.
Ghanaian female hiplife artiste, Eazzy (real name Mildred Ashong), has her own concern when it comes to the Ghana Music Awards. Being a female, she raises the issue of why organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have no category for Best Female Rapper.
For some reasons best known to the organisers, there exist a category for Best Rapper but none of that sort for the females alone, and this is where the ‘Wengeze’ hit maker finds it discriminatory.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Eazzy said this is an area which ought to be looked at. “The truth is that, not all female musicians can sing. We have very good rappers but it seems that the singers get the attention and the rappers are left out of the competition,” she said.
According to Eazzy, the exclusion of Best Female Rapper category has pushed many female rappers out of the game because their works were not recognised and praised like that of their male counterparts. She therefore pleads that organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards include a category to award best female rappers.
Do you think Eazzy has a point?