Wendy Shay Sympathizes With Veteran Musicians Struggling To Get By

By Edem Latsu Nukafu

Ghanaian female vocalist, Wendy Shay has expressed her grief over how veteran thespians tend to suffer without any support and recognition.

The female songstress mentioned that  the country’s music industry has no structures to reward creatives who had contributed to the growth and development of the music industry.

Wendy Shay made these remarks while answering a question about her visit to the ailing K.K. Kabobo who is suffering from a liver disease at the moment.

According to her, if K.K. Kabobo had enjoyed the fruits and opportunities that the recent generation of musicians have, he would have been hale and hearty.

“There was a little bit of a heartbreak to see our legends go through these kinds of states because I feel there is no structure in the industry that is paying musicians who have paid their dues.

“Imagine if at that time they had what we are enjoying today, I think they would have been fine because he had monster hit songs. And it’s just sad that we are now catching up,” the shay gang boss uttered in an interview on an Accra based media outlet,  TV3’s  weekday breakfast show, New Day, March 8.

The ‘Heat’ vocalist  who donated cash to the ailing K.K. Kabobo few days ago lamented over the situation and called for a swift resolution.

KK Kabobo is a veteran Ghanaian Highlife musician who has recorded many hit tunes, such as ‘Onyame Ahu Wo,’ ‘Nyatse Nyatse Girl,’ and ‘Running Away.’

He is also a Reverend clergyman who was ordained in 2012 by Covenant Mission Bible College in Achimota.

The highlife legend is currently hospitalized at the University of Ghana Medical Centre receiving medical attention for his liver disease.

His relatives has appealed to the general public for financial help and received some support from some prominent figures, including Second Lady, Samira Bawumia and one-time President John Mahama.

Writer’s email: edemlatsu093@gmail.com


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