The music industry lacks structures to reward veterans – Wendy Shay


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The lack of proper systems to recognise and compensate seasoned musicians is a serious problem facing the nation’s music industry, as noted singer Wendy Shay of Ghana has brought attention to.

The Afrobeat phenomenon highlighted the need for a system that acknowledges the priceless contributions of seasoned musicians who have cleared the path for the expansion of the industry.

According to the hitmaker of “African Money,” Ghana’s music industry lacks mechanisms to recognise and honour artists who have made significant contributions to the expansion and advancement of the music landscape.

In response to a question regarding her visit with K.K. Kabobo, who is currently suffering from liver disease, the well-known singer made these remarks. She said that K.K. Kabobo would have been okay if he had benefited from the advantages and opportunities that the musicians of today have.

“There was a little bit of a heartbreak to see our legends go through these kinds of states because I feel there is no structure in the industry that is paying musicians who have paid their dues.

“Imagine if at that time they had what we are enjoying today, I think they would have been fine because he had monster hit songs. And it’s just sad that we are now catching up,” she said in an interview on TV3’s New Day, March 8.

Wendy, who gave money to K.K. Kabobo a few days ago, expressed her displeasure with the state of affairs and demanded a practical solution.

Meanwhile, Wendy Shay has released a single titled ‘Holy Father’ featuring Reggae dancehall musician, Ras Kuuku. Check it out and enjoy! The song is currently available for streaming on all digital music platforms.

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