I Am Shy To Be Called A Celebrity – Kwabena Kwabena
Highlife singer Kwabena Kwabena has complained about what he sees as a lack of respect among Ghanaian musicians.
As a result of this, the ace singer is not enthused about being called a celebrity.
“I am shy to be called one because there is a lack of respect and this is because we do not hold a united front,” Kwabena Kwabena said in a radio interview on Wednesday.
Feuds between artists in Ghana’s entertainment industry dates back to decades before Kwabena Kwabena even had his first hit. For most music lovers, the historical trace starts from the dissolution of the duo Lumba Brothers which comprised musicians Daddy Lumba and Nana Acheampong.
Feuds among artists popularly known as beef are also not peculiar to the Ghanaian music industry. Oftentimes, artists plan beef to promote their projects, however, the incessant occurrence of it dwarfs the growth of the music industry.
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Comparing the international airplay Nigerian musicians enjoy to that of their contemporaries in Ghana, the Tokro hitmaker said the Nigerian music industry has existing structures and a united front.
“Go into our social media spaces and you will see…what we eat in Ghana is beef, it is almost like there is nothing we can celebrate or have fun with around here…people are always picking on others” he lamented.
Born, George Kwabena Adu, the musician went off the music scene for three years attributing it to the need to rejuvenate.
“2018 was the last time a released a song…I needed that to rediscover myself properly because I realized I did not have time for myself…since 2006 it had always been Kwabena Kwabena and I was not looking for Goerge”He noted.
Explaining the incident that necessitated the break, the singer said he was misrepresented in the media.
“I realized that I was been described in a way I wasn’t…there has been a lot of misconception about me…that I am a womanizer because of the music I do but I accepted it all because reputation is different from character,” he said in an interview on Starr FM.