Ghanaian singer, Afropop, dancehall and R&B artiste, Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, better known by her stage name MzVee, has described the local industry as crazy, hectic and dirty.
Her reasons for using these adjectives to describe the entertainment industry was explained during an interview she had with Graphic Showbiz.
In the said interview, Mzvee, who has been away from the music scene for a while, said many are ready to do anything to stay relevant and the competitiveness that is unending forces many to do whatever to be at the top.
Therefore, her description of the industry is premised on the fights, unending beefs, sabotages and the impatience of many who usually stab many in the back in their pursuit of success which in most instances comes crashing down.
“Our industry is one that has a lot of things going on; everyone is fighting for fame so I will say it is a dirty one but in the sense that, the industry is really crazy so they have to be patient.
“It’s competitive and people will do everything not to make you shine. Just like any other industry, people fight for the top spot and people fight to be seen instead of other people. I can advise them to be patient and they should just keep perfecting their craft because if they rush, they will crush.
“This industry is really crazy, it is hectic, it is dirty so you have to be patient so you don’t end up at the wrong place or with the wrong people,” she said.
Answering a question on what she makes of rumours and sometimes half-truth on how some male managers are taking advantage of their female artistes and deriving sexual fantasies from them, she said:
“My team is predominately male and my assistant is a female. It’s hard for an artist to detach her emotions from their team.
“They will have to become your friends because it’s not strict and there are no rules. If I’m not sleeping, my team doesn’t sleep because they can stay in the house with me from morning to evening, we wake up and eat together.”
Mzvee also eulogized the impact of his former record label, Lynx Entertainment, on her musical career by describing them as highly professional.
“I look out for professional people, hardworking and people who love their job and it’s what I got from Lynx Entertainment.
The ‘Come And See My Moda’ hitmaker also explained the reasons behind the hiatus she took from the rigidity of the entertainment industry.
“Everybody knows I’m very private and that I’m in the news for music mostly. I went for a break without giving my fans a reason and it would have been unfair to come back without saying anything. I owe them a reason and I had to be honest about it,” she said.
There were rumours with substantial shreds of evidence which gave credence to the story that Mzvee is going out with Mugeez of R2bees fame. Speaking during the interview, Mzvee appreciated the musical prowess of Mugeez and the impact he had on the success of their new song “Baddest Boss.”
“Mugeez is a professional artiste. He is talented and the cool thing about this song is that it was made by vibe.
“We are good friends and we vibe a lot so this was one of those times we were sitting and chilling and this beat came and we just vibed to it. The beat was produced by a 23-year-old Nigerian girl.”
Mzvee ended the interview with a conviction of hope with an assurance that the Ghana Music Industry is on the right path of progress. She expressed optimism for what the future holds for her and other entertainment players.
“The music industry is progressing, I don’t see Ghana music today the same as it was. Things are getting better every single day; the shows and security have become better. There’s more room for improvement on everyone’s side,” she said.