Honestly we miss Ebony Reigns; a starlet who shone so bright even though she had a short venue on earth and in the music industry.
But life goes on and for Rufftown Records owner, Bullet, the search for the next label star is on. It wasn’t so long till he found an artist whom he believes can possess the successful touch of the late Ebony. Wendy Shay became the label’s new honcho.
The business prowess of Bullet set in so quick that she released her first single, Uber Driver. The single became the one of the biggest song of the quarter of 2018. I mean in a short span of release, the song made an impact that even “Kupe” couldn’t make.
Wendy Shay became one of the few in Ghana who sealed standing in the music industry with a debut hit. It wasn’t long after the Ebony comparisons set in and to be honest it was very evident; her music style, lyric and public act was almost similar to the late artist.
Personally I don’t think it’s her fault. Bullet understands the consumer’s nature in music so every single act he tends to invest in must dance to the “bad girl” tune he plays.
She recently said in an interview that she doesn’t mind the Ebony comparisons but she isn’t going to copy her style; *cue in eye rolling and ironic laugh* In as much as we don’t blame her branding, she can’t lie to us.
WENDY SHAY, EVERYBODY SEES EBONY REIGNS IN YOU.
You are the replica of Ebony Reigns and to some extent, you are stealing her style. The only way Wendy Shay can actually pull out her own style is if she drops herself from the label and takes her own style in hand; which might fail for her. Let’s admit this; the bad girl brand is very provocative and indecent but it’s selling.
I jam to the teaser style of music every time. No matter how much you might hate the artist, you are bound to sing along to her songs.
So madam Wendy Shay, no one will kill you for following Bullet’s rule. We might complain and draw comparisons but we will still jam to your music cos truth be told, Uber Driver is the possible jam of the year.
So kudos to your music career and remember, heavy is the head that wears the crown. Don’t disappoint the bad gyal brand.
Sincerely, Akewesi O, the 90’s bad bwoy
Long Live Ghana Music