Iconic Ghanaian female singer, Noella Nwadei popularly known as Wiyaala has emphasized on the need for Ghanaians to stop focusing on Grammys and gaining international recognition.
According to Wiyaala, it’s high time Ghanaians start celebrating themselves rather than shifting too much focus on being recognized in the international music space.
The talented Ghanaian female singer and songwriter has stated she believes winning a Grammy as a Ghanaian musician should be an icing on the cake and should not be seen as the apex point of a musician’s musical achievements.
In an exclusive interview on Cape Coast-based Asaase Radio, the Leno hitmaker said that she feels the recent craze for Ghanaians to win Grammy awards and gain international recognition is a subtle sign of an inferiority complex.
She advised that instead of trying to compete with musicians in the international music space, Ghanaian musicians and industry as a whole, should try and learn from international musicians and adopt ways to make the music industry more appealing while maintaining its authenticity.
Furthermore, Wiyaala stated that Ghanaians need to put a lot of value on their music and celebrate what we have without anybody having to verify us.
She posited that the motivation to win a Grammy award should be for the purpose of networking, spreading the wings of the Ghanaian music industry and learning about the culture of other countries.