Afro pop singer and songwriter, Wiyaala Noella is appealing to Charterhouse, organisers of the annual Ghana Music Awards to introduce ‘Female Artiste of the Year’ category.
The eclectic performer in an interview on Pluzz FM, Monday said the category will serve as a motivation to female artistes to put in more efforts in their works.
“I humbly appeal to Charterhouse to add a category where females will battle it out like Female Artiste of the Year. Its absence is probably demoralising some of us so if it is introduced, a lot of female musicians will pop up and give their best,” she said.
Wiyaala cited some international award schemes which had such categories and was optimistic that its introduction will be helpful to Ghanaian female artistes.
The artiste in an earlier interview on BBC lamented that female artistes in Ghana have not been given the support they need and that is a cause to worry.
“In Ghana for example, the industry doesn’t really support females. A guy would drop a song, which doesn’t make sense but the next day, it’s all over the place. But when a female drops a song, with good vocals and nice message, nobody cares about it. When I asked why female musicians are treated that way, the answer they gave me was that, women are difficult and hard to manage. But with the guys, they are easy to manage. And I’m like, aren’t the women who gave birth to you the men? So why neglect them?”, she said.