The international women’s day celebration didn’t just come and ended without stars across the industry registering their opinion about the essence of the day.
Spilling what is and what is not about being a woman in the Music Industry, Superstar singer, Omawunmi noted how bumpy her 15 years in the industry has been.
“I think the best way to say it means for one to be resilient and to work twice as hard. It also means making an additional effort to stand out and to be in a position where you can carry people along”.
She added, advising women who wants to make headway in the industry to work hard with a spirit of not giving up no matter what.
On her part, the 39 years old Waje with 15 years in the industry seriously called on upcoming women artiste to take their place boldly as being women does not stop their progress.
However, speaking on what it means to be a woman in the industry, the Nigerian songwriter noted:
“It means you work harder than everyone and probably get less. It means you don’t stop – no matter how little you get. It means learning how to use your femininity without being overtly sexual”.
Meanwhile, without being left out, the daughter of Billionaire Otedola, Dj Cuppy who has over 8 years in the Music Industry being proving her mettle in one way or the other reveals what is means to be a woman.
“Whenever I think of “women in the music Industry” both in Nigeria and internationally, the first word that comes to mind is Fortitude. We (women) have a special gift of a strong mind that enables us to approach our dealings courageously. Most times, we generally have it harder.Generally, I think being a woman in the Nigerian music scene means you’re firm enough to kick down, break stereotypes and change a narrative. Be significantly confident in yourself and work not just hard but smart. I believe that when you genuinely work hard, no one can question you”.
Apparrently being a woman comes with its albatross but with the constant projection of the narrative of Feminism, could we say the sling is balanced?
Could we say women are gradually being given their rightful place in the industry?
Truth be told, are women even doing so well to have earned a sit where the men are sitted?
Do they really have a place on the table?