Recently, Nigeria’s act Davido performed to the cheers of about 20,000 fans at the iconic 02 Arena in London and the media went right for it. I mean it is not every day that fans come out to support their favourite artist with that much zeal and readiness.
One person seems to be unhappy about the whole ‘noise’ the media made about it. Rapper Edem has asked that Ghanaians stop intimidating them (Ghanaian artist) with all of that. He says a lot goes into such events for it to be a success.
“There are several times Ghanaian media made reports that Ghanaian artistes are playing to an empty audience abroad. The big questions are, where are the Ghanaians based in those countries the concerts are held?
“How are the media networks in those countries also supporting our Ghanaian artistes when they have shows outside? Not to say filling such venues aren’t necessary but more needs to be done to have those materialize”
“It has to be a collaborative effort for all that to materialize. And we should be able to encourage more of our artists to come out and grow their network. It is not about the following the artist has, but the internal mechanisms involved”, Edem added.