Ghanaian musician Wendy Shay bemoans the extent to which the cost of data in Ghana is affecting their streams, making them record low streams on digital platforms.
“I have realized that data is extremely expensive in Ghana. I have conducted research and realized that East African countries have less cost of data. When you go on their YouTube and other streaming sites you’d realize they have a lot of streams.”
According to the Rufftown records signee, the best way this particular issue can be resolved, and help them record better earnings is for them to use their influence and educate the masses.
“I think we should find the right way to address this problem as celebrities. We need to use our influence to tackle this problem because even foreigners complain about it a lot. That is why a lot of musicians in Ghana don’t have a large number of music streams in Ghana as compared to other African countries currently,” she told Accra FM’s, Nana Romeo.
Speaking further on why Ghanaians do not stream their songs, Wendy disclosed most Ghanaians prefer downloading their songs from other websites, still attributing it to the cost of data.
“I think Ghanaians are now gradually getting used to streams. They should stop downloading songs from YouTube and other places. They should also try and register on these streaming sites. That’s the means through which we can also feed ourselves,” she maintained.”