Michy, a Ghanaian musician and TV host, has praised her colleague Gyakie for achieving global success through her talent rather than her body. In the music industry, female artists have often felt the pressure to use their bodies to gain attention and success. However, Michy believes that Gyakie has changed the game by proving that great music can be made without exposing oneself sexually.
Michy appeared as a guest on the Ladies Circle on TV3 and commended Gyakie for setting a positive example for young female artists. She hopes that more female artists, including herself, will follow in Gyakie’s footsteps and focus on their talent and artistry rather than relying on their bodies to gain attention.
According to Michy, the music industry is often sexualized, but artists like Gyakie have shown that it is possible to make music without resorting to sexualization. “It is a little sexualized in the industry but can I name drop??
People like Gyakie have come to show us that you don’t have to expose yourself sexually to trends for your music,” Michy said.
Michy herself has faced criticism for her clothing choices and perceived s3xualization, but she is learning to build a sound that is quality and does not need sexuality to sell.
She believes that music should be quality and that sexy can always be incorporated in a classy way.
“I don’t think she’s ever looked sexual, she’s always in a good outfit and that’s what I am also trying do personally and musically when I come back, I don’t want to go back to wearing transparent clothing to trend,” Michy added.
Michy’s comments come at a time when the music industry is grappling with issues of sexualization and objectification of female artists. Gyakie’s success has shown that it is possible to achieve global recognition without resorting to such tactics. Michy hopes that more artists will follow in Gyakie’s footsteps and set a positive example for young female artists.