Nigerian Artistes Have To Pass Through Ghana To Blow – Stonebwoy
On the African music scene, there is no doubt that Nigerian musicians dominate with Nigerian songs largely welcomed. This has also led to several debates as to whether Nigerian musicians are the best out there.
Nigerian artists might dominate but Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy is of the opinion that Nigerian artists can’t achieve success on their own without passing through Ghana.
The afropop and reggae artiste made this known while speaking during an Instagram live session with Nigerian media personality Do2dtun.
According to Stonebwoy, Nigerian music acts always need to be baptized in Ghana before they achieve fame, and no Ghanaian artistes need Nigeria to blow in their country.
Using Nigerian star Mr Eazi as an example, he said the “Surrender” crooner had to sing in Ghana for a while so as to broaden his fan base.
“Nigerians always have to pass through Ghana before they blow. There’s a blessing here in Ghana. No Ghanaian artiste has ever gone to Nigeria to qualify to blow but Nigerians always have to move to Ghana.”
Stonebwoy’s comments didn’t go down well with Nigerians and they were quick to blast him.
A Twitter user wrote:
@Andyblayz: “He’s talking in the rubbish that don’t make sense”
While another wrote:
@Regions.rehab: “Nigeria artiste pass through Ghana to blow like really. It’s just like saying American Artistes pass through Nigeria to blow.”
Stonebwoy recently featured American artist Keri Hilson on the track ‘Nominate’ on the Anloga Junction album.
Hilson shared some behind the scenes footage from her studio sessions with Stonebwoy.
In the post, she said although the collaboration with Stonebwoy was unplanned, she has no regrets jumping on a beat with the artiste.
“Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow, meet new people, try new things, and oh, HAVE FUN WIT IT!!! But one thing remains: musical chemistry still can’t be faked. And a hit song isn’t always the aim, but…BHIM!!! #Nominate Out Everywhere!”