“Lagos is bigger than Ghana” – Singer Efya

“Lagos is bigger than Ghana” - Singer Efya

Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, better known by her stage name Efya has dismissed comparisons between the Ghanaian and Nigerian music industries, stating that Lagos is “larger” than Ghana.

In a recent interview with City 105.1 FM, Lagos, Efya emphasized that Nigeria’s larger population gives its music industry an edge over the Ghanaian market.

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“Lagos is bigger than Ghana” - Singer Efya

She opposed directly comparing the two West African countries, proposing that they concentrate on collaboration.

She said

“Nigerian and Ghanaian music markets are not the same. Nigerians are way more than we are in terms of numbers. Numbers really matter now. The number of people that will stream Nigerian music in Nigeria is different from the number of people that will stream Ghanaian music in Ghana. The numbers are not the same.

“In the capacity of numbers, Lagos is bigger than Ghana. It is like the music hub itself. Nigerians are way bigger than we are. So, usually when I see people comparing, I’m like, ‘Do you guys know?’

“There shouldn’t be any comparisons. What I believe that we should is that we should be more collaborative. Find our vibes and put them together to advance what Afrobeats is going to be in the future; for us to be the gatekeepers of our own sound. And I think that’s the power move.”

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