For about two years now, there has been an influx of young artistes in the Ghanaian music industry ; young artistes that are coming up with styles we couldn’t have predicted a couple of years ago . Styles that have being accepted by the Ghanaian public .
The country has seen faces like that of the late Enony Reigns , the current Wendy Shay, Kwesi Arthur , King Promise, Medikal , Kwame Eugene , and many others that are making waves all around.
On the X Jam show today, 17th January 2019, on X live africa , Osu, Ama Petal one of these young artistes coming up with the current wave , revealed her new song for the first time on air ,among other things, whiles interacting with the Host, Thompson C D Nortey .
As narrated by her , she once went to a Xylophone Ghana programme where she was interviewed by the famous Sammy Flex. It was on there that she received a message from someone that the most controversial and crowd pulling “dancehall king of Ghana “, Shatta Wale , wanted to hop on her song ” boys no dey pay” ,for a remix . He had heard about it and was wildly impressed .
She was ecstatic .
Soon he sent her a message on Instagram ; soon she met him in person ; and soon they were texting each other about the collaboration , and that is how the song happened.
The upcoming songstress , Ama Petal, took the Host , Thompson C D Nortey, through her journey with music and how far she has come. She spoke about how she worked with a couple of Record labels in the past but then didn’t see any fruits because their visions didn’t match their actions -labels from Kumasi to Accra.
All this led to her absence in the game for about two years after she completed her education at Sunyani Polytechnic . She shared that she needed to make money and also prepare herself better for the industry because ” ..as a female without money , people will like to take advantage of you “.
She recounted that its being quite a tough journey but currently she has to her list, performances and appearances at the X-Concert, Reign Concert Thanksgiving, African Tertiary Awards , and more ; and hopes to soon have appearances and nominations on the Vodafone Music awards and events of that sort .
She added that she doesn’t even pay for instrumentals anymore because beat makers trust in her ability so much they bring her free instrumentals to do something with.
When asked by X-Jam Show host Thompson C D Nortey , who she hoped to collaborate with in the future , she emphatically mentioned, Stone Bwoy , Sarkodie , Darko Vibes , among a few others .
She also made mention of her probable upcoming album this year, titled, ” Love and money “.
Source : Xlive Africa / By Isaac Asare (Psyche)