Ghanaian female musician, Wendy Shay has expressed her displeasure about the pressure Ghanaians are putting on artists to win a Grammy at all costs.
Speaking on 3FM’s Drive Time Show, the singer voiced out that most Ghanaians treat the Grammy like a ‘world cup trophy’. She urged Ghanaians to limit their expectations.
“I feel like when our Ghanaian brothers hear of something like this they should manage their expectations because they take it as a world cup. I feel like music is bigger than all of these things. I am not downplaying that fact Grammy is the biggest award in music.”
“It is good to be recognized I mean we will all be happy if one day God willing we should win but that should not be the end of the world if it happens.”
“I feel like some of the greatest musicians that ever walked on this planet such as Bob Marley, Tupac never won Grammy awards so that should not be the yardstick. All I am saying is, it should not be the standard to measure the success of a musician. Music is so powerful that it is the only food for the soul. And to get just a soul to be happy is the ultimate goal.”
Her plea comes after the 2024 Grammy Awards nomination list was released, where no Ghanaian artists got a spot despite high expectations from music lovers.