Nigerian artistes pick inspiration from Ghanaians – Stonebwoy

Nigerian artistes pick inspiration from Ghanaians – Stonebwoy

Respected Ghanaian artiste, Stonebwoy, has disclosed that Nigeria recently has a wider music export to the world compared to Ghana.

However, he opined that Nigerian artistes always pick up inspiration from Ghanaian artistes, when it comes to Afro-beat style of music.

Nigerian artistes pick inspiration from Ghanaians – Stonebwoy

Stonebwoy, Dancehall artiste

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Speaking in an interview recently with OkayAfrica.com, the Bhim Nation President stressed that though Nigerian music is making great impact on the international stage, Ghanaian artistes have some unique qualities Nigerians are learning.

“The state of Ghana music is at a growing stage still, where its competing with the super eagles of Nigeria, so to say [laughs]. But all the same it’s very, very interesting because regardless of Ghana’s stance on the globe when it comes to afrobeats, Nigerians always pick up an inspiration or two from us,” Stonebwoy said.

It could be recalled that, Ghana-based Nigerian Afrobeats artiste, Mr. Eazi received heavy backlash for similar comments a year ago.

Eazi in his comment stated that many Nigerian artistes were using Ghanaian sounds for their hit tracks.

Some Nigerians who were not happy about his comment accused him of betraying his country and his own people who made him what he is today.

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A popular Nigerian dancehall artiste who came heavy at Mr Eazi at the time over his comment was Patoranking.

The dancehall artiste who was not happy about Eazi’s comment challenged the assertion, insisting that 'cultural exchange' between the two West African countries was to benefit artistes from both countries.

“We have been having this cultural exchange with Ghana way back since the time Tuface sang ‘My love’ which featured VIP from Ghana. Tic Tac and Tony Tetuila sang ‘Fefe ne efe.’ The musical cultural exchange between Nigeria and Ghana has been going on even before I completed Secondary School., Patoranking told Lagos-based Cool FM.

Patoranking added it is therefore, “false for Mr. Eazi to say he started that style of music because he did not help me sing my hit song, ‘My Woman.’ I did it myself and the song is a global hit song. It is the biggest afrobeat song in the Caribbean. I do not agree with his statement. It is wrong.”

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