Ghanaians in disapora don’t attend our shows but book in advance for Nigerian Artistes –Fameye

Highlife Artiste, Fameye has pointed out that Ghanaians residing outside of the country often do not attend their fellow countrymen’s shows with the same fervour and anticipation that Nigerian Artistes performances generate.

As a guest on TV3 Day Show, Fameye noted that; “Since I blew up in 2019, I played shows in UK and America, I have gone with other people I have gone with and it didn’t pick for us. Even it would work for us , the Ghanaians have to be the majority there and even that, they are shy to tag along.”

He also acknowledged that the presence of a majority Ghanaian audience is essential for a successful show, but even when the conditions were favourable, Ghanaians abroad appeared hesitant to embrace their own artists with the same enthusiasm as foreign ones.

“Why do you think Ghanaians keep cancelling their shows, they don’t come. When Wizkid has a show, people seek permission from work four months prior to the show, they won’t do that for any Ghanaian artist. King Promise has been performing internationally for a long time now but Ghanaians have a problem,” he further opined.

“Because our people, all of a sudden, it looks like it’s an intentional thing cos it was not lie that before, that was why the Nigerians used to feature us again but right now it is us chasing them to feature them because they don’t feel like they will get the mileage they want,” he hammered.

The ‘Nothing I Get’ crooner also highlighted the change in dynamics between Ghanaian and Nigerian artistes.

He recalled that in the past, Nigerian Artistes used to seek collaborations with Ghanaian Artistes to tap into their influence.

However, the tables have turned, and Ghanaian artistes now have to make the effort to feature Nigerian Artistes, as they feel that collaborations with Ghanaian Artistes might not yield the desired exposure for them.

His comments follow the unexpected cancellations of concerts by two Ghanaian music powerhouses, Sarkodie and Gyakie, in the UK and parts of Europe, which sparked curiosity and raised questions among fans in July 2023.

“Right now if you call me to come to perform at Afronation Portugal I won’t go, I don’t have the people there. I want to work well so when I go, I can match up to the audience. I have to be prepared and I feel like I am not prepared because some so-called international artistes are unable to make the numbers when they travel out to perform,” he added.


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