Where on earth does this huge disparity and â€˜discriminatoryâ€™ treatment given to artistes and talents exist? Oh it does exist in Ghanaâ€¦
I perfectly understand how big the group-P-Square is when it comes to African music. Same way, BET Award winnerâ€“Sarkodie and the Tema based group-R2Bees are not also guinea pigs when it comes to African music and talent.
How can one justify paying P-Square $200,000 to perform in Ghana alongside Sarkodie and R2Bees when the latter persons are being paid ONLY 10,000 Ghana cedis (5,000 dollars).
According toÂ Eugene Osafo Nkansah of PeaceFm, â€œBET Awards winner Sarkodie and Dynamic duo R2Bees who have been billed to Perform alongside Pan Africa group P-Square; for the Malta Guinness sponsored â€œTop of the World Celebrationâ€ Concert have threatened to pull out of the show if organizers do not pay them $20, 000 and $10, 000 respectivelyâ€.
Really? Is that how much these musicians think they are worth if P-Square is cashing in 200,000 dollars? Personally, I think they should multiple their request by 4â€¦
It is being reported that, the organizers of the event-Charter House â€œare not ready to pay the Ghanaian artistes that much so they may order all media houses to hold on with all commercials of the event which has names of the two artistes whiles they look for other artistes to replace them, if they are not able to come to an agreement with the two artistes by end of todayâ€.
As much as we all love Charter House and appreciate their efforts when it comes to bringing us good entertainment, I think Sarkodie and R2Bees should not even threaten, they should just pull out or else, Charter House and other event organizers will continue to undermine their worth and talent.
The guinea pigs treatment we give our local artistes (including the big ones like Sarkodie and R2Bees) must stop.