Entertainment critic, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has charged Ghanaian artistes to fight against the list of top 10 biggest music stars in Africa.
According to him, Ghanaian artistes must question the criteria used by CNN to arrive at the list.
CNN last weekend released a list of 10 biggest music stars in Africa which had no Ghanaian artiste representing.
The list, which was published on CNN’s website had Nigeria’s Burna Boy leading while Benin’s Angelique Kidjo, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Nigeria’s Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage follow in that order. The 6th to 10th positions were occupied by Wizkid (Nigeria), Mr Eazi (Nigeria), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Busiswa Gqulu (South Africa) and Mwila Musonda (Zambia).
The list angered a number of Ghanaians and one of such people who has been very vocal over his disagreement of the list is Arnold.
In a conversation with MzGee on 3FM’s Showbuzz, Arnold indicated that the list made no sense hence should be disregarded.
He however urged Ghanaian artistes who have been surprisingly quite since the list was released to speak out against it.
“The CNN is a prestigious platform and internationally recognized so anyone without going through the nuisances and the intricacies as to why the list was released will not check. All he knows is that Burna Boy is number one and Sho Madjozi is number 10 so I would want to work with these people who are being recognized by CNN,” Arnold noted
He stressed that: “So if you are an artiste and you do not call out CNN for omitting your name and asking for a criteria of that list so you’ll work hard to make it next year, you’ll be sitting there and big brands like Budweiser will come for such artistes who are on the list when they want to work with artistes in Africa and they will pick Burna Boy or a certain Musonda from Zambia.
“The artistes must sometimes take the bull by the horn and call out these people. They must not always fight over irrelevant matters.” He concluded