Ghanaian rapper Medikal believes that patience is key, expressing confidence that Ghana will eventually shine at the Grammy Awards.
He emphasizes the importance of not rushing the process, acknowledging the disappointment of Ghana’s absence from this year’s Academy Awards nominations.
Despite this setback, Medikal insists that it doesn’t reflect the quality of Ghanaian music; instead, it serves as an opportunity for preparation and improvement for the future.
Speaking on a UTV Showbiz Night, Medikal notes the challenges in gaining international recognition but emphasizes that artists are putting in significant effort to pave the way for the day Ghanaian music gets global acclaim.
He draws parallels with the BET Awards, where Ghanaian artists like Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Blacko gradually earned their spots. Medikal emphasizes that success on such a scale requires hard work, citing examples of artists who have won BET Awards and filled prestigious arenas like the O2.
Medikal also addresses the criticism faced by artists like Stonebwoy for not making the Grammy nominee list despite their hard work. He compares it to waiting for exam results, stating that missing out this year doesn’t diminish an artist’s dedication.
He encourages people to recognize the effort artists put in and to understand that success at the Grammys, like any significant achievement, takes time.