Bob Marley and Tupac never won Grammy, let Ghanaian musicians breathe - Wendy Shay
Ghanaian songstress Wendy Shay has stirred a thoughtful conversation, challenging the notion that winning a Grammy should be the measure of a musician's success.
While acknowledging the prestige associated with Grammy awards, Wendy Shay also urged Ghanaians to manage their expectations, noting that the influence of musicians goes beyond honours.
“I feel like when our Ghanaian brothers hear of something like this they should manage their expectations because they take it as a world cup. I feel like music is bigger than all of these things. I am not downplaying that fact [Grammy being the biggest award in music].
“It is good to be recognised, I mean we will be happy if one day God willing we should win but that should not be the end of the world if it happens”, she said in a recent interview with Giovanni Caleb on Showbiz 360.
The Uber driver equally highlighted the need to prioritise the impact of an artist's work on people's lives over personal tributes.
Wendy Shay pointed out that legendary musicians like Bob Marley and Tupac never won Grammy awards but left an indelible mark on the history of music. (Related article: Ghana's Stonebwoy let off Grammys list, Davido, others make it big)
“I feel like some of the greatest musicians that ever walked on this planet such as Bob Marley, Tupac never won Grammy awards so that should not be the yardstick. All I am saying is, it should not be the standard to measure the success of a musician.
“Music is so powerful that it is the only food for the soul. And to get just a soul to be happy is the ultimate goal”, she said.
Veteran Highlife musician, Rex Omar has been expressing same opinions on the pending issue. In a recent interview with on Property FM in Cape Coast, Rex Omar also pointed out that some very globally recognised figures in the music industry had not secured Grammy wins, yet their worth as musicians remained intact. (Read Only jealous and ignorant people are trolling Stonebwoy over Grammy snub – Rex Omar)