Ghanaian presenter and entertainment analyst, Afia Papabi, has blamed Sarkodie’s affirmation of the Ghanaian media’s lack of appreciation for artistes to a possible over-excitement.
Sarkodie, in an interview on a Nigeria-based radio station during his ‘No Pressure’ album tour, affirmed that the Ghanaian media is unappreciative of local talents. Afia Papabi forwarded her concerns on this issue on Happy FM’s Showbiz Xtra hosted by Doctar Cann.
“I don’t know the extent of support that the Ghanaian artistes want from us anymore because if you look at artistes who have become very popular in Ghana and beyond now, it is through the media that they have gained that recognition. If the Ghanaian media does not support artistes, then how did they get internationally recognized too”, she wondered.
Afia commented that if Ghanaian artistes are granted international interviews and they go there only to say that they are not getting the support that they need from the Ghanaian media, it gets her very confused because she cannot figure out what they want anymore.
The only conclusion she could deduce from this is that, “it is probably over-excitement that pushes them to say such things because they never dreamt they would be there”. She advised Ghanaian artistes to relax during foreign interviews so as not to say things that are not true and portray the Ghanaian media as unsupportive.
“When you do that, it makes it look like we only dwell on negativity and not positivity but negative and positive news works in the media. Shatta Wale will tell you that negativity is what has taken him to the heights he has achieved so just relax when you go or interviews”, the award winning Ghanaian presenter further advised.