In a recent interview, award-winning singer Wendy Shay passionately expressed her frustration over the unjust treatment of women within the music industry. The talented artist, known for her powerful vocals and songwriting skills, took a stand against the prevailing practice of labeling female musicians as ‘female artistes’ while their male counterparts are simply referred to as ‘artistes.’
During her appearance on TV3’s Day Show hosted by Berla Mundi, Wendy Shay firmly advocated for equal treatment and recognition. She emphasized that women in the music industry put in just as much effort, if not more, as their male counterparts and thus deserve to be acknowledged solely as ‘artistes’ without any gender distinctions.
Her powerful stance sheds light on the pressing issue of gender disparity in the music world and highlights the need for a fair and inclusive industry. Wendy Shay’s advocacy serves as an inspiration for all women striving to break barriers and challenge societal norms, fostering an environment where talent and hard work are recognized without bias or discrimination.
“It is not fair. First of all, I don’t even like the fact that people go like ‘female artistes’ because you don’t see our male counterparts being labeled as ‘male artistes’. They are seen as artistes, so we should be seen as such. We are artistes,” she passionately asserted.
In her interview, Wendy Shay also highlighted the efforts and dedication of female musicians like herself and Sister Efya, underscoring the need to acknowledge and credit their hard work and sweat. This call for equal treatment and recognition resonates with women across the music industry and beyond, inspiring positive change and fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for all artists.