Ghanaian songstress, Efya Nokturnal, has given reasons why she is not intimidated to achieve international recognition as other artists do.
In an interview on TV3, the singer believes gaining international recognition is just a matter of time and she feels less pressured to release any music projects because she taking one step at a time.
“There’s no pressure for me; it’s just a process. I believe I will get there; it’s just the timing. Everybody’s timing is different, so I don’t have to rush myself to go and do something just to add something up. I do not rush it; everything I do is already intended and planned. I am not rushing to do things,” She told Bela Mundi.
“I have won about 45 awards in my career, I am not thinking about what they are thinking. It’s for me first.”
Talking about the comparisons between the Ghanaian and Nigerian music industry, she urged music lovers to put an end to that because it only creates hatred amongst these two countries.
“We come from a place where the industry is not as big as in other places. So please stop comparing. We don’t have the financial assistance as most of these artistes do to be signed to international labels to be able to get access to some of the things that these people are getting access to.”
Efya’s comments come on the back of the ongoing debate over the state of the Ghana music industry and the performance of artistes. The debate recently reignited with the release of the 2024 Grammy nominations list which was devoid of any Ghanaian artistes.
Many stakeholders have called for an end to the pressures placed on Ghanaian artistes. While fans on social media have accused artistes of being lazy with their craft.