Ebony hasn’t overshadowed my career – MzVee

Recording artiste, MzVee says her career hasn’t been overshadowed by Ebony. The former was reacting to a question on whether her ‘music era,’ and that of other Ghanaian female artistes...

Recording artiste, MzVee says her career hasn’t been overshadowed by Ebony. The former was reacting to a question on whether her ‘music era,’ and that of other Ghanaian female artistes is over.

I don’t know about eras being over, I don’t think anyone’s era is over. Efya is still doing amazing things; she’s touring in the US now. I just released my third album and my fans keep growing every single day. I have my high school tour, I’m working with the World Bank, and I’m working with UNICEF on so many projects,” explained MzVee to Franky 5 on Hitz FM.

There’s something called new and hot; it’s everywhere in our lives. We buy new shoes, we buy new clothes and they are the things we look at the most even though we have something we love so it’s fine. I’ve been in that position where I was new and hot but eras haven’t ended.”

The ‘Natural Girl‘ act added that she thinks Ebony is “amazing” but it doesn’t mean her (MzVee)  music career is done: “I love Ebony and I think she’s so amazing so ‘more grease to her elbows’ but I’m confused with that expression that our eras have ended.”

Ebony has come under severe criticism for what many say is her lack of talent, and believe her showing skin on stage and in music videos is to push attention from her untalented self.

In July 2017, her dad was forced to defend her daughter in an interview with Graphic Showbiz.

“I am supportive of anything my daughter does and anything she wears. I am not ashamed as a father, the truth is that, I choose what she wears and I bless her before she goes out to perform. Some Ghanaians are hypocrites and I am sorry but I am not one of them,” explained Mr. Kwarteng.

“I am not bothered at all. The reason is simple, I know my daughter than anyone else. What people see out there is what we want them to see and that is because she is an artiste and needs a brand that will sell. For God’s sake, she is a Dancehall artiste and she wears what will make her feel confident when performing on stage. Something that will depict the genre of music and songs she churns outs.”

He shared his thoughts on the the perception that his daughter is “bad” girl.

“My daughter is not a bad girl, she is very calm, loving and a respectful person. Whatever she does on stage ends there. She is a different person when she gets home.”

He also spoke about the relationship between himself and his “girl as I usually call her is close to my heart.”

We are so close that I gave her the go ahead when she told me she wanted to do music. Initially I questioned her decision because, she is a very intelligent girl and was doing extremely well in school and every parent will want his or her child to get to the top of the highest academic ladder. But she insisted music was what she wanted to do. Music is where her heart is and I gave her my blessings. I couldn’t have stopped her because these children are smart.”

Born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, her song ‘Kupe’ helped her gain mainstream attention in the Ghanaian music industry.

She scored two nominations at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards: Dancehall Artiste of the Year and Best Reggae/ Dancehall Song of the Year . 

Ebony is signed to Rufftown Records.

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