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Diaspora Ghanaians Are Not Supporting Us – Fameye Cries

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Famous Ghanaian highlife musician, Peter Fameye Boazh, popularly known as Fameye has drawn attention to the tribulations experienced by local musicians in the country’s music business, most especially the issue concerning poor attendance at foreign concerts.
In an open interview with Berla Mundi on TV3, the “Mati” hitmaker admitted that low level of support from the Ghanaian diaspora forces many Ghanaian musicians to postpone their shows and performances.
Adding to this, Fameye contrasted the issue to that of Nigerian singer Wizkid and accused the Ghanaian populace abroad of their failure to support local performers.
“Why do Ghanaian artists keep cancelling their shows? They don’t come. If Wizkid holds a show, even if the show is four months away, it will be sold out. I’ve witnessed it, in New York, and I don’t want to mention names. Big, big names from here. Just last year, they had a concert in a small place. Not even ten people showed up. If I mentioned names, you would be surprised.” he disclosed.
Even his most recent performance in the UK, Fameye lamented that he had a lower attendance than expected.
The award-winning Ghanaian musician expressed nostalgia for a time when Nigerian and Ghanaian musicians frequently cooperated because of the latter’s robust support network.
“I had my show in the UK, like, last week. I was expecting a lot of people. It was only a few who came. Our people are not supporting us. It feels intentional because it wasn’t like that before. There was support then; that was why Nigerians were featuring Ghanaian artists at that time” he reiterated.
“Burna Boy was featuring Shatta, Flavour was featuring Sarkodie because they knew the support was there, but right now we are the ones chasing them to feature them,” he concluded.

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