Ghanaians are always hating and backbiting each other. It has to stop. For anybody who’s seen Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy’s recent performance in Nigeria one thing is clear, they were not accorded the respect they deserve.
Why do we not support our own, why are we always so quick to put down made in Ghana goods? It is a well known fact that Ghanaian artistes do not get the respect they deserve even within our shores. We are constantly comparing them to their foreign counterparts. We are constantly bombarded with foreign music but are we exporting our music as much as we are importing that of other nations? We live in a country that is obsessed with imports to the detriment of our own economy and people.
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Ghanaians love Nigerian music, we consider them to be our sister country. In fact Nigeria is the African country Ghanaians talk about the most. We are nice to them, we are fair to them as well. But the respect isn’t mutual. Wizkid stole our Azonto and told Chris Brown Nigerians came up with it, something we all know to be a lie. But all that was forgiven, the adulation he received at GmN proves that.
But when our artistes troop to Nigeria they are not treated well. Shatta Wale did his best to get the crowd going at the recent Zylofon Media show in Nigeria but they just stared at him like some fool who was wasting their time. Stonebwoy came out and actually did a live performance(none of that singalong thing we are used to), something which is rare in our parts of the world as most artistes lip sync at concerts but the crowd couldn’t be bothered, some even turned their backs on the performance to converse and use their phones. Is it fair? Would we do that to them? But when Davido and Wizkid came out the same audience went from 0 to 100 faster than it takes a viral tweet to get retweeted.
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People are blaming Ghanaian DJs for constantly pumping foreign music into the system and the like but that won’t solve anything, instead of doing that we should push our own. It’s time to understand we are one people and that our interests should be pushed ahead of any foreigner. Ghana, please support your own.