The manager of Ghanaian musician Wiyaala has reacted to comments made by entertainment critic, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo recently.
According to John Shereen, in one breath Arnold praises Wiyaala and in another, he says she doesn’t count.
“Hey guys! What’s wrong with Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo? He says on Ghanaweb TV that Wiyaala does not count in the Ghana music industry? And then he writes this! I’m confused lol!” he wrote on Facebook after he shared an article published in 2018 by Arnold which touted Wiyaala as “Ghana’s Best Live Performer.”
The brouhaha involving Wiyaala and Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo started after music producer JMJ reportedly said in an interview that female musicians in Ghana are non-existent after the inactiveness of Kaakie and MzVee as well as the death of the late Ebony Reigns.
“During the time of Kaakie, I am sure you guys saw how active she was with her A-game and changing the scene so quickly. Same with MzVee and Ebony (of blessed memory) when they hopped on too – these 3 females directed all the traffic to their corner and gave us hits back to back nonstop.
“We can hardly see any female in that same light as them. Shouts to Wiyaala who is doing well out there, she could be an exception but the rest are still not there yet for me.”
Responding to the statement on Bloggers’ Forum on Ghanaweb TV, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo challenged JMJ’s stance on Wiyaala saying her focus has always been on the international market.
He also said JMJ’s statement doesn’t make sense because Wendy Shay, Sista Afia, Cina Soul and Adina are doing great.
However, Wiyaala did not take kindly to Arnold’s comments and posted a video on her social media handles telling entertainment pundits not to discuss her if she doesn’t count.