Wendy Shay, a Ghanaian singer, believes that winning a Grammy should not be the main measure of a musician’s success.
While Wendy Shay acknowledged the glamor of winning a Grammy, she underlined that the importance of an artist’s songs on people’s lives should take precedence above personal honors.
Wendy Shay said in an interview with Giovanni Caleb on TV3’s Showbiz 360 that some Ghanaians treat the Grammys like the World Cup, and she cautioned people to control their expectations.
She emphasized the importance of music as a powerful force, citing renowned musicians such as Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur, who never won a Grammy but are still prominent in music history.
“I believe that when our Ghanaian brothers hear of something like this, they should temper their expectations because they treat it as if it were a World Cup.” I believe that music is greater than all of these things. I’m not downplaying the fact that the Grammy is the most prestigious honor in music.
“It is good to be recognized. I mean, we will all be happy if one day, God willing, we win, but it should not be the end of the world if that happens,” she stated in an interview with Giovanni Caleb on TV3’s Showbiz 360.
“In my opinion, the fact that Bob Marley and Tupac, two of the greatest musicians to have ever lived, did not win Grammy awards suggests that this should not be the standard.” All I’m trying to say is that it shouldn’t be used to gauge a musician’s success. The sole nourishment for the soul is music, due to its immense power. The ultimate goal, according to Wendy Shay, is to make even one soul happy.
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Wendy Shay emphasized that music serves a higher purpose by delivering enjoyment to the soul, and she urged Ghanaians to quit using Grammy awards as the only metric to assess an artist’s success.
Following the 2024 Grammy Awards nominations, which disappointed many fans by leaving off Ghanaian artists on the list, this discussion takes place.
Disagreement and conversations over the assistance, promotion, and acknowledgment of the Ghanaian music business resulted from the absence of well-known performers like Black Sherif and Stonebwoy, who were praised for their albums, off the list of nominees.