Singer, Gift Eke, popularly known as Muma Geehas opined that men do better than women in the Nigerian music industry because they put in more effort than the women.
NEWSCASTARS.COM learnt that she said this while speaking in a recent interview with Saturday Beats, her words “I used to belong to the school of thought that females in the Nigerian music industry were disenfranchised. However, knowledge, time, maturity and research made me realise it’s the effect of our traditional beliefs that the girl-child is positioned to play a second fiddle.
“Subconsciously or unknowingly, it plays out in our attitude towards professionalism and commitment to work. The male artistes put in more to attain the heights they get to. I cannot say the same for the women and I am guilty as charged. There are lots of other distractions, both natural and artificial, but the bottom line is that if women put in as much effort as men do, there would be equal results.”
On why she took a break from the music scene, the ‘Kade’ singer said, “Let’s focus on now and the future as there is a lot going on for me at the moment. I am working back-to-back with my team.”
The singer, who was conferred with a honourary Doctor of Arts in Music by Prowess University, Delaware, United States of America, said she was elated about the recognition. She said, “Words are not enough to express how I feel, especially after being getting a chieftaincy title as the ‘Onyo 1 of Ekpeye Kingdom’, which means, ‘the mirror through which Ekpeye sees the world and the world sees the kingdom’, in Ahoada East Local Government Area, Rivers State. That overwhelmed me and I give God all the glory.”