Popular Ghanaian musician, Kuami Eugene has stated without mincing words that Ghanaians love to criticize their own while praising others.
He made this known in a recent interview he had on the popular Ghanaian radio station, Hitz FM where he said;
“I was happy when the GRAMMY award came to Burna Boy because he is African and Nigeria is about two countries from us.
People say “Wele sebe Kontomire” is not a GRAMMY Award standard. Meanwhile, we sing to “Anybody, wey no want to soji” and we do not even understand what it means. Yet, that artiste won a GRAMMY.
We love to criticize our own. If it is Ghanaian and it’s ours, then it is bad. That is how bad it is.
When was the last time a Ghanaian released an album that would be in the charts from number 1 to 10 or 12. We’ve not done it for our own Ghanaian artistes. Meanwhile we did for Burna Boy and we do not even understand some of things he says.
With music, we sometimes do not understand what the artiste is saying yet we enjoy it. That is what music is supposed to do— break boundaries.
Even in the movie industry, we do not patronize our movies like we consume other countries’ movies.
If you are not supporting your own, don’t say anything negative about it.