One of the reigning female dancehall stars, AK Songstress, has appealed to the Ghanaian media to concentrate a little bit of their attention on female musicians doing well.
AK Songstress, who recently released her new single titled Obinim, featuring Nukre, said she wanted the media to pay equal attention to women artists in the region.
She has told Christian Agyei Frimpong, the entertainment host of Onua FM. AK Songstress indicated that there were a number of female artists who had good managers and strong branding but didn’t get the requisite media attention.
She noted that the media do not go to cover when a female artist arranged an event relative to male artists’ events, adding that this makes her feel like the media is still living in the past where it was said that the music industry is male-dominated.
According to her, “We have not had enough females in the industry in the past.”
“We might count Mzbel, Abrewa Nana and just a couple, but now I can list about 10 female artists who have the ability to carry Ghana ‘s name forward and it’s time for the media to turn their attention to women because things have changed,” she said.
AK can best be identified as a recording and performing artist as being multi-talented and a versatile artist with a dream of rubbing shoulders with those on the international music scene.
Recognized as one of Ghana’s influential female music stars, AK is credited with hit songs like King of Queens, Baddest, Don’t You Dare, Want U Near, Ghetto Cry featuring Sizzla, Dangerous featuring 44 and Rock Ur Body featuring Patoranking, among others.
As the first female ever to win the discovery of the year for dancehall / reggae artist at the 2014 BASS Awards, she was discovered by Paradise Entertainment’s chief executive (CEO), Duke Banson, a few years ago.
Also recognized as the Queen of African Dancehall, she was honoured as an excellent role model and positively affecting her culture and Ghana as a whole.
The gathering, which took place in Canada on February 14, attracted some music producers, executives and owners of record labels in Asia, Europe and the United States.
She has been a powerful force driving and bringing the Ghanaian dancehall music on the world map currently on the Paradise Entertainment label, and has appeared on countless local and international platforms.