Ghanaian movie star and producer Yvonne Nelson has said the only Ghanaian musicians can beat competition from their Nigerian counterparts is to work harder and produce quality songs.
She stressed that art cannot be forced on people. Only quality can win the people over, she asserted. Ms. Nelson was on Accra 100.5 FM Ayekoo Ayekoo hosted by Nana Romeo, Thursday, January 19, 2023. Romeo asked Yvonne Nelson opinion on the influx of Nigerian music and how often their hits are played at events and recreational centers in Ghana.
Noting that “I love music,” the movie star answered by saying, “I believe the only solution is for our people to keep on working and keep on giving us music that we will like.”
She revealed observing that: “When it comes to art, you cannot force the people to consume what they don’t enjoy. So if it’s nice, they will surely listen to it and I know that if Ghanaian artists are putting in a lot of songs that are hitting the ears and people are jamming to, there’s no way they won’t listen to it and jam to it.”
Taking a moment to reflect, she argued: “Nigerians are giving us more songs that are really enjoyable and likable and you can’t do anything about it. You cannot log in and put all their music in one room. It won’t work.
She ended by saying, Ghanaian creatives “have to work harder.” Yvonne Nelson is releasing a movie on Valentine’s Day, February 14.