You Should Not Be Scared To Be Yourself As A Woman – Stephanie Benson Tells Ghanaian Female Musicians

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UK based Ghanaian singer and performer, Stephanie Benson has called on her colleagues not be scared of criticisms.

Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the 50-year-old singer lamented how female musicians are not treated fairly.

“People expect women to behave in a particular way but it is up to us as women not to accept it. Women in the music industry should not allow themselves to be oppressed by anyone.

“When a woman acts sexy, she’s tagged a “whore” and not surprisingly Ghanaian men’s favourite word is Ashawo,” she said.

“As a female artiste, you need to find what works for you. You can choose to be explicit or you can tone down your appeal but how you choose to express yourself should come from you and should not be dictated by some hypocritical men who prefer you act and dress in a particular way.

“For some female artists, their sex appeal is in their lyrics while for others it is in the way they dress. The important thing is to do what works for you and it should come from within and should not be fake,” Stephanie advised.

She added, “You should not be scared to be yourself as a woman. Just remember that people will criticise you because of who you are but your voice will always shine through and you will succeed as long as you do not compromise yourself.”

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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