Ghanaian female rapper, Sista Afia has revealed that about 90% of the female musicians she came to meet in Ghana’s music industry have given up on music.
She made this known in a Facebook post sighted by African Entertainment.
Bemoaning what she considered discrimination against female musicians in Ghana, she wrote that: “in a country where award schemes are organized and doesn’t “favor” female musicians, you wonder why some female talents give up in this country called Ghana.”
According to Sista Afia, “90% of the female musicians I came to meet when coming up in 2015 have all given up, the young ones too after me have started giving up already. Don’t blame them, the politics in this industry, purely witchcraft.”
She added that “Only few are still relevant, I can count five or maybe 6 ladies.”
The screen goddess said “One female rapper I helped win her biggest award in her entire music career did media tour and downplayed my effort, the whole industry came supporting her and she forgot what I started, helped put her there.”
“Thing is, I wanted to warn her that all those praising her today won’t do that when the hype dies, but since she felt she was there, she enjoyed the hype and acted ungrateful, today I can confidently say she and her music all turn beans, where’s that industry support today?”
“Last year Sefa was everywhere, is the industry saying if she doesn’t buy vote (airtime) she won’t be awarded? Scam. She held a successful concert in HO and myself together with other musicians were there to support the event. Yet they will go ahead and pick someone else. As if women don’t matter in awards, pathetic.”
“Gyakie, this girl def need to pick up something at least from VGMA y’all can’t say you didn’t see her win in every angle. Both locally and internationally. Sometimes fkkk the “vote for your favorite artist by using this short code” and give the award to who deserves it.”
“I know sometimes it’s difficult setting up award events, dealing with artists managements and the stress in seeking for sponsorships, after all that stress, you want to make money too cos you don’t want your hustle to be in vain, that’s fine and understandable.”
“However, the thievery shouldn’t be too obvious. Yes it happens everywhere but sometimes sit down, assess issues and be brave to award who truly deserves it 🙏🙏 one love ❤️.”
“Ghana music has a future. And I must congratulate my dawgment husband Sadiq Abdulai Abu and his able team for what they did at the just ended 3Music Awards’22, this will def go down in our history books forever 👑👑”.