The Ghanaian music industry undoubtedly is male dominated and narrowing it down to rap music doesn’t make it any better.
Going down memory lane in the Ghanaian rap music, it could be remembered that female artistes like Jyoti (One of the founding members and only female member of the hiplife group Nananom), Abrewa Nana and all female hip life group Triple M could be labelled as forerunners, with respect to women doing rap music in Ghana.
Unfortunately, this movement will be short-lived and pave way for another generation who seem to be doing better but have less recognition and support.
Discussing this issue on the Weekend Rush with Kwame Scientific on Y102.5FM in Kumasi, female rapper Eno stated society played a huge part in stagnating the careers of female rappers.
“Musicians are generally perceived as immoral individuals for whatever reason I do not know and it even gets worse when a female wants to step into the same fray. When you begin going to the studio to record, you will find males approaching you and you might fall along the line. The whole idea that a woman must not take up certain professions is just not right”.
Supporting this view was upcoming artiste rap goddess who also believes the media has a major role in encouraging females in the industry. This, she says could be done by giving them frequent airplay and fixing them for shows as well as giving them enough publicity.