MzVee thinks it will be incorrect to say a reigning artiste is more successful than a veteran because of their current status.
According to her, anyone that compares reigning artists to old artists is ignorant of how music works especially those that think Kuami Eugene is more successful than her because he is currently surrounded by a lot of hype.
The former Lynx entertainment signee explained that she was at the point that Kuami Eugene is in her own career and Kuami Eugene is only enjoying the attention that she has once enjoyed.
While speaking in an interview with ZionFelix the in 2016 nominated for the BET Best International Act: Africa Award explained that she has experienced everything Kuami Eugene has but the best is ahead.
“Next year is my 10th year in the music industry so I will be celebrating my 10 years. The kind of craze and the kind of noise I have enjoyed before, he is now enjoying it. So, it is very tricky to compare the two, I don’t think you can even compare the two.”
“It is a bit confusing to me because Beyoncé is a big artiste and we have an artist like Cardi B who is a newbie. She has more hype than Beyoncé now but Beyoncé was celebrated so much before she came. They don’t do that there where you mix the two and say she (Cardi B) is better. It just doesn’t work like that.”
“Everybody can be celebrated but over here in Ghana, it just has to become a negative thing that if you have been where for so long, they just forget it and they start comparing you to newbies and it just doesn’t make sense to me. At the end of the day, everybody’s journey is different.”
Her comments come as a warning to industry players who have made it a habit to compare veterans to newbies.
To the players, any reigning artists are much more important than all the past veterans no matter their impact.
This is why they placed Yaw Tog ahead of Sarkodie after the youngster achieved the highest number of YouTube views in three days.
MzVee, who made a comeback to the music scene after a 2-year break, stated that she has achieved a lot because of her fans and supporters.
“I am so proud of myself because I am doing this on my own and I am a female. It is so tough, being able to shoot my videos, being able to do everything on my own… if you want to compare people, do so on people in the same field. So if you want to compare someone to MzVee, pick an artist who is doing things on their own and see what is going on. Don’t pick an artist who is on a record label that has been there for so long.”
“Someone brought an issue with my YouTube saying that they don’t think my video is doing well. Because in one week a certain song that I released had 500,000 views. I said to the person that I was on a Lynx platform that has over 700,000 subscribers and they started building that fanbase from Asem’s time.”
“They built it on Asem, Eazzy, etc, and I left and I am building from scratch. Do you know what it takes to do that? People don’t appreciate these little things. I think it is a bit ignorant how they pick and choose to compare,” she concluded.
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