Ghanaian musician-Wiyaala who recently told the BBC in an interview that Ghana’s Music Industry does not support female artistes has appealed to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards board to consider introducing ‘Female Artiste of the Year’ category to help boost female motivation and recognition in the industry.
In her BBC interview, she said:
“In Ghana for example, the industry doesn’t really support females. A guy would drop a song, which even some don’t make sense but the next day, it’s all over the place.”
She continued: “But when a female drops a song, with good vocals and nice message, nobody cares about it. When I ask why female musicians are treated that way, the answer they gave me was that, women are difficult and hard to manage. But with the guys, they are easy to manage. And I’m like, aren’t the women who gave birth to you the men? So why neglect them?”
Speaking on Pluzz Fm this morning in relation to the above, Wiyaala went ahead to say;
“I humbly appeal to Charterhouse to add a category where females will battle it out like Female Artiste of the Year. Its absence is probably demoralising some of us so if it is introduced, a lot of female musicians will pop up and give their best.”
Wiyaala won the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Songwriter of The Year.