Ghanaian singer Efya has ridiculed comparisons between the Ghanaian and Nigerian music industries, saying Lagos is “bigger” than Ghana.
Efya said Nigeria’s numerical advantage places the country’s music industry way ahead of the Ghanaian market.
The Ghanaian artiste, however, said there should not be comparisons between the two West African countries, and both industries should instead collaborate.
“In the capacity of numbers, Lagos is bigger than Ghana. It is like the music hub itself. Nigerians are way bigger than we are. So, usually when I see people comparing, I’m like, ‘Do you guys know?’
“There shouldn’t be any comparisons. What I believe that we should do is be more collaborative. Find our vibes and put them together to advance what Afro-beats is going to be in the future; for us to be the gatekeepers of our own sound. And I think that’s the power move.”