Gospel musician and fashionista, Empress Gifty Adorye has said she is working towards winning a BET award.
“I will do my best to be on the red carpet of BET and take part. This is not about standing on the Red carpet alone but also be announced as winner,” she told Nana Romeo on Accra 100FM’s Entertainment Capital.
Although no Ghanaian gospel musician has been nominated at the BET awards over the years, the ‘Ayeyi’ singer is hoping to make history.
However, she expressed concern about the stress Ghanaian musicians go through to get their songs played on Radio and TV.
She described the act of paying payola to get musicians’ songs played on air as disturbing.
She further bemoaned the rate at which Ghanaian musicians have to pay DJs and presenters payola before their songs are aired on TV and Radio.
Gifty observed that DJs are always reluctant to play musicians’ songs when payola is not paid, a situation she described as disturbing.
“Our main challenge as musicians in Ghana is payment of payola after a release before one can have his or her songs played on air,” she bemoaned.
By: Hajia Lamy Gates |ghanaweekend.com