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The privilege & the pressure of the Ghana Music Industry: AK SONGSTRESS says that, “Female artistes are jealous of each other”

A Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall/Afro Pop artiste, AK Songstress has chided female musicians for not mirroring each other in the showbiz industry.

According to her, the industry is a male dominated one which needed female musicians to be united to compete firmly with their male counterparts.

She bemoaned that the disunity among the secular female singers has created gender gap that has paved more way and unlocked doors of opportunities for the men to excel within the industry.

Speaking with Joyceline Natally Cudjoe in Accra on Monday the talented songstress indicated that women would have gotten all the prestigious awards and would have gained many opportunities to perform on great platforms if they had supported each other.

“It is sad that female artistes are not supporting each other! This has given room for the men to excel within the industry. Sometimes there will be shows that you will not even see any woman mounting the stage to perform, if women are working hand in hand this would have been averted,” she said.

Speaking on the reason for her claim, she stated that there was a time she wanted to collaborate with a particular female artiste which the artiste felt reluctant to collaborate with her.

The “operation feed yourself” hit maker further stated that some of the female artistes were jealous of their fellow within the industry therefore they found it competitive to be featured on various tracks adding that “they think people will be analyzing who is doing well within the song so they become scared and see you as a threat to their career.”

She explained that it was human to feel competitive and normal to feel jealous at times but the artiste had to reel in those negative emotions by not allowing their emotions to dictate their relationship with each other.

Known in Private life as Akosua Kwakye she hit the limelight in 2013 with hit tracks like ‘Odo,’ “Here I am,” “Ohemaa,” “Overdose,” ’37,’ “Free and Fair,” amongst others.

She is signed to Paradise Entertainment record label and has two albums to her credit. Her hard work within the industry had fetched her about six awards that enhanced the scope of opportunities in her life and career to be the most loved female Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the country.

Credit: This piece was sent in by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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