Nigerian artistes “always pick up an inspiration or two” from Ghanaian artistes – Stonebwoy
Nigerian artistes do have a wider reach on the world music market but they “always pick up an inspiration or two” from Ghanaian artistes, says Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy. The…
The ‘Mama’ act made the claim in a recent interview with OkayAfrica.com.
“The state of Ghana music is at a growing stage still, where its competing with the super eagles of Nigeria, so to say [laughs]. But all the same it’s very, very interesting because regardless of Ghana’s stance on the globe when it comes to afrobeats, Nigerians always pick up an inspiration or two from us.”retorted Stonebwoy on the competition between Ghanaian and Nigerian music.
Ghana-based Nigerian Afrobeats artiste, Mr. Eazi was at the receiving end of stinging criticism by Nigerians late last year when he suggested in an interview, Nigerian artistes were using the Ghanaian sound for hits.
In early 2017, he was at the receiving end of vicious backlash from Nigerians where he tweeted: “Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized!!!”
Some Nigerians accused him of betraying the people who have made him what he is today, and daring to say that Ghanaians influenced Nigerians in any field of endeavour.
Nigerian artiste, Patoranking challenged the assertion that Nigerian artistes were using the Ghanaian sound to make hits. He claimed the “cultural exchange” between the West African countries is to the benefit of artistes from both countries.