Afro-pop musician Noella Wiyaala has slammed Ghanaian bloggers as riding on negativity and unnecessary stuff and warned them never to talk about her and her career.
The warning in contained in a Youtube video which has gone viral on other social media and mainstream media platform.
It comes on the back of comments by one music producer called JMJ to the effect that Ghanaian female music scene is dead, except Wiyala who is doing well on the international scene.
In reaction to JMJ, entertainment pundit, critic and blogger Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo said JMJ has not been fair to the female artistes who are still in the industry.
He then noted that Wiyala is doing well on the international scene, and that is commendable, but she cannot be counted among local female artistes because her clout is not in Ghana.
Wiyala did not take kindly to both JMJ and Anold, taking to her Youtube channel to describe their comments as negative and unnecessary bate just for the them to get content for their blogs.
She then warned “if you think I don’t count and I am not relevant please stop mentioning my name and let me concentrate on my career the way I deem fit – don’t discuss me when you are talking about your industry whatever or show business in Ghana.“
The ‘Rock my body’ hitmaker, in a separate interview, said negative comments like the one from Anold Asamoah-Baidoo have cost her many opportunities in the local music space, hence her reaction.
“I went wild because comments like she doesn’t really count , she and her management have said we are leaving the industry for you has contributed to me not getting a lot of shows right here in Ghana,” she said.
Wiyala said there have been so many occasions where people came in especially people who came in from different countries and were looking for an act like her to grace their occasions and whenever they approached people, especially people who talk like, Asamoah-Baidoo and the others, they are told that Wiyala doesn’t do her things in Ghana.
“I have lost big because of these comments,“ she lamented.
She alleged that Adina’s Manager, Kwame Fakye, also made comments like “I didn’t come to my village because my career has come to an end – I didn’t come to my community because I’ve run out of money – I didn’t come to my community because my manager and I are owing people.”
But Anold has reacted to Wiyala’s ranting, saying he was takeb out of context.
He tweeted, “DON’T BE QUICK TO JUDGE! Ghana fuo ankasa, we are too quick to judge – somebody is mistakenly called a thief, before he can utter any explanation to prove otherwise, he would have been lynched already – it is no wonder we can lynch an innocent 90-year old for nothing.”