Ghanaian female Afrobeats musician, Eazzy has suggested that female artistes in Ghana should be allowed to dress half naked like their female international counterparts when they mount stages.
Mentioning the likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez who are mostly spotted on stages exposing some cleavage and noted for wearing skimpy dresses, Eazzy said Ghanaian female artistes should be allowed to explore in that manner.
According to her, such dresses which are termed as ‘indecent’ by the society rather make them comfortable when they mount stages to perform to the admiration of their fans.
“Mzbel was also very enlightened and ahead of our time. I watched her outfits when I was growing up and it was nice because I watched Beyonce and the likes of Jennifer Lopez do it, but people penalise us so much,” she bemoaned.
Some female musicians have argued that their way of dressing is part of the show business and that people should learn to accept that. The songstress questioned why society especially journalists critizise their half naked dresses but turn round to enjoy their music describing them as hypocrites.
Eazzy cited the late dancehall diva Ebony Reigns who was heavily chastised by some Ghanaians due to her dressing which was seen as contrary to the norms of the Ghanaian society.
Eazzy bemoaned the hypocrisy in the music industry, wondering why a section of Ghanaians claim to be in tune with the African culture yet like stuff which are not acceptable by the society.
“We like to hide behind the whole African culture yet still we like certain things. I feel artistes in Ghana should be allowed to explore and do what they are comfortable with,’’.
“Sometimes the media penalises us a lot and we can use that in relation to the late Dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns. They were not very nice with certain things concerning her meanwhile they went behind and enjoyed her music and shows a lot,’’ Eazzy told Lexis Bill on Behind The Fame on Joy FM’s Drive.
She believes the music industry will be better if artistes are supported and not being insulted due to their indecent dressing.