Noted Ghanaian musician, Abiana has denounced the lack of support backup vocalist obtain in the country specially when they decide to break out on their own.
She mentioned with concern how much backup vocalists are cherished and appreciated while working with other music stars however do not obtain the same love while they are trying to go solo.
Abiana said, “I was listening to an interview where someone mentioned Yaa. And growing up listening to Kojo Antwi, she was on every song and I loved her and now she comes into the limelight and there is no support and it is crazy”.
On her accord, the Ghana music industry has no structures in place to inspire the celebration of background artistes “and it hurts me so much when I see this happening”.
Speaking to Kokonsa Kester on Y107.9FM’s Weekend Rush show, Abiana said, “I agree perfectly well that background vocalists do not receive the credit they deserve. It is quite hurting that we are not recognised like we are supposed to because outside Ghana or abroad, there are systems that accommodate background artistes and these background artistes are celebrated as much as those they back”.
The player who called for help for backup artistes has been motivated by so many women starting from Akosua Agyapong, Alicia Keys and her first love Celine Dion in her musical journey.
Abiana is promoting her 2020 single Amen.