Entertainment pundits in Western Region have raised concerns about how female Artistes in the region are struggling to make it in the industry.
With some blaming players in the industry for not providing enough support for the females, others have also argued that the female Artistes are lazy and not pushing enough.
One of such pundits who have made a strong case for support for the female Artistes is Kwesi Network, an industry player and a panel member of Skyy Power FM’s OC Showbiz Review.
In his argument Kwesi Network thinks organisers of the Western Music Awards should take up the role of furthering the cause of the female Artistes in the region since they award their works. “I know how influential the organisers of the Western Music Awards are. They can just take up the role of helping the female Artistes by connecting them with national Artistes like Adina, and the likes.”
Speaking to some of the female Artistes in the region, they reject the opinion that they are struggling. Even though they agree they have not made the maximum impact like the national Artistes, they mention that, they are active and doing their best in their career.
Naf Kassi, a Highlife Artiste in the Western Region mentioned to The Chronicle that; “I’m currently in school. I am now at KLINTAPS School of Health and Allied Sciences, pursuing a degree in Medical Sonography. That has taken my time now since I have to put in enough work and finish the school.”
“It is a four-year programme and I am currently in level 300. I have only one more year left so I will go hard on the music after, I have not abandoned music at all. School has slowed me now” Naf Kassi added.
In her explanation, Gospel Artiste, Ewuraba Eesi argued that; “I am actively pursuing music. I am even about to release a new song so we have not been slow in music.”
“What I can say is that we don’t get enough support in the region There aren’t enough Promoters and Producers in Western Region like the other regions so that alone makes it difficult. Most of the time, the event organisers underrate the female Artistes, arguing that we don’t have much energy like the males so they often don’t bill us.”
“Notwithstanding, we are doing our best. There are more females even coming up now. Someone like Efua Black and others are coming up in the industry. As we speak, I am about to organise my ARUKA Experience event so we are not relaxed at all,” Ewuraba Eesi stated.