Zylofon Music recording artiste, David Kwaku Effum Boafo popularly known as Obibini has expressed shock at the manner in which the Ghanaian artist including him, were treated during a Zylofon media concert at Nigeria.
The rapper said it got him thinking when the Nigerian artists received loud cheers from the crowd but they were quiet during the performance of Ghanaian artists.
He went ahead to state that that it was obvious the Nigerian fans planned to disgrace their Ghanaian counterparts.
“I did my research and found out that Nigerians have an ear for hip hop which is my comfort zone and if you watch the video, I did second story which is also trending in Nigeria. As a matter of fact when I finished performing that, they were requesting for the second song and it was the first time I performed the song.
Honestly, I think the crowed was dull, naturally I don’t know whether it was planned or not because we have seen other artists gone to other areas where we have whites move at your song even though they don’t know your song but these guys were just quiet and it wasn’t what I was expecting.
I was wondering whether they had planned that or not but it was very obvious. If you watch the performances of other artistes like Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale especially he was able to bring in some Nigerian artistes. Since they started the place was quiet so it got me thinking that they planned to disgrace us.”
Obibini, in an interview on Radio Univers’ Brunch to Lunch show advised that Ghanaians adopt the character of supporting and protecting their own artist rather than trying to show cold reception towards Nigerian artists.
He also advised his colleague musicians to intensify visits to Nigerian media to promote their songs.
“To me I don’t think that’s the way forward because one thing is that we don’t do much over there compare to how many times they come here so I think we should just intensify how we visit their media because they are not conversant with us and its natural for them to feel that. If you look at them they just don’t support their own they protect their own and I think that is the character we should also adopt as Ghanaians that is not to say that we should also do same to them.”
The outcome of the concert which took place at the Eko Hotels in Nigeria also triggered a mass campaign for ‘support your own’ by some angry Ghanaian fans.
Story by: Hope Akpabli