Ghanaian female vocalist, Victoria Adezewa Stokes, popularly known as Adez, has revealed that sex for favours prevents talented females from dominating the Ghanaian music industry.
Adez expressed worry about how difficult it is for females to penetrate into th Ghanaian music industry to Nana Adjoa Arthur, host of Yenko fie on Connect 97.1 FM
According to her, some industry players(men) who have the means to support the female artiste demand sex. This, she
says, is why most women give up.
Adez said: “It’s not easy for a woman to become a musician in Ghana. You have to be very strong and tough to not fall prey to the order, which is sex for favours. That has been there since, even before I started music. I’m a victim, and it’s not easy. Most of the industry players(men) want to have sex with you before supporting you.”
Adez said her principles have kept her sane in this turbulent situation.
“My motto has always been that I’ll never sleep with anybody who wants to support me musically. And I stood my ground because I’m a very tough woman. I was nearly raped along the way, but I never gave up on music. I still meet investors who come with lies and huge promises, but at the end of the day, they all want sex. So like I said, if you’re not smart and tough, they will finish you without a deal.”
The musician added that she has enrolled in a beading school. But still performs and records music. She urged her fans to continue supporting her craft. She, however, assured her fans that despite the difficulties, she won’t ever give up on her music career.
“Music is my first love, and nothing can make me stop. Unless I’m old aged and feeble, then, I can decide that yes, it’s time and I’ve done my part. I still perform gigs even tho I’m in school. I have a couple of music with some mainstream artists that will soon be released,” Adez disclosed. “I’m thankful to TV3, the media and everybody who supports me. Please don’t stop.”
Adez shot to fame after representing the Western region in Tv3’s popular music reality show, Mentor, in 2007.
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