Ghanaian music industry becomes bored when it’s dominated by only the men without the silky voices of our female artistes.
In between 2009 -2016, the music industry had creative records from the camp of Kaakie, Becca, Raquel, itz Tiffany, AK Songstress, Efya, and Mzvee.
Their input in the music industry became threatening to the lazy men who were not doing so well by then. Therefore, entertainment pundits and music lovers thought that the zeal and seriousness of these female artistes will help our music industry to grow stronger and better.
Truly, our female artistes seem to have relaxed in their music careers these days. No more hit songs any more. Therefore, this writeup will seek to bring to light some selected Ghanaian female artistes who’re gradually fading out from our music industry.
Born Raquel Naa Ayorkor Ammah popularly known in showbiz as Raquel was regarded as “the queen of love songs” when she burst into the music scene. Her silky voice at which she used to deliver the hook and sing at the same time could comfort every sorrowful soul. Her smash hit which featured Sarkodie titled “sweetie” did magic for her. She continued to win couple of enviable awards since she came into the limelight and collaborated with a lot of artistes including Sarkodie, D-Black, Guru, Stephanie Benson, Quata, Trigmatic , E.L, Edem, and many more. She released couple of hit songs including Adjie ft Trigmatic, Odo, Lovi Dovi and others until the unexpected happened that killed the musical talent of Raquel. Thus, her sexual organ exposure during a performance at Decemba2Rememba concert in 2012. Since then, her musical life has never been the same or better still she is lost from the system.
Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly known as Mzbel is well known for “I am 16 years” song back in the 2000’s. Those times, her collaboration with Castro was all over in the Ghanaian media. Simply, Mzbel was on fire by then! Some of her popular songs were “Awoso me, Legelege and Saucy Girl. As time moved on, the once ago hitmaker could no longer draw huge followers. She dropped several within last and this year but has gone unnoticed. Truly, she’s been much talked about in the media currently not because of her music, but her political affiliation.
Arguably, one of the female artiste who is struggling to get a breakthrough song again is Eazzy. She took the Ghanaian music by surprise with “Bɔ Wonsam” Ma Me” track under the label of Lynx entertainment in 2009. Afterwards, she had tried to stay relevant with songs like Wengeze, One Gal, Kpakposhito, yet things have never been the same.
The hardcore dancehall artiste who tried to rock shoulders with the men with her single hit song titled “Holiday“. On record, Akosua Kwakye which is her real name is the first female to ever win the ‘Discovery of the Year for Dancehall/Reggae Artiste’ at the 2014 BASS Awards in the midst of male contenders. However, somewhere along the line, the self-acclaimed dancehall queen in Ghana has lost focus and she has been silent these days.
The sensational vocalist, itz Tiffany, became the talk of town in the showbiz industry during the Azonto era. Her collaboration with Fuse ODG on the Azonto hit track enjoyed massive airplay which shot her into the limelight. Fast forward, she released a couple of tracks trying to stay on top for sometime including Agyekoom, No More, Give Them and Spanner featuring Fuse ODG.
Similar to Raquel, itz Tiffany’s music dream was quashed following her sex tape that went viral which called for the terminanation of her contract with TINA Music Label.
It is rather unfortunate that no matter how vigorously Ghanaian female artistes work, the music industry continues to disappointment them. Truly, our music industry’s marketing systems are not favourable and this account for the continual struggling of our musicians especially the female artistes.
More importantly, it’s high time our female artistes put measures in place to form a strong multitude of followers like the SarkNation by Sarkodie and SM 4 Lyf Movement by Shatta Wale who will rally behind them even in difficult times. Also, our female artistes must be careful with their fashion before mounting stages and their sex life since its exposure can ruin their finest music careers. As earlier said, our music industry becomes bored when it’s all about the men! Ghanaian music lovers, entertainment pundits and bloggers needs them to spice up our screens. Therefore, female acts like Kaakie, Eno, Mzvee, AK Songstress, Efya, Mzbel, Eazzy, Ebony Reign, Becca, Raquel, Itz Tiffany and many others must start burning their candles to come back stronger than before.