According to Ghanaian Afro pop artiste Wiyaala,she lost some international gigs a few times due to some negative publications about her .
she was Speaking at Master Class for members of Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) on Thursday, December 6, 2018, she said international music fans read about what local media reports say about artistes before attending their concerts.
“I have lost a number of international gigs because of bad press about me in Ghana.” she said.
she asked the media to focus on the positive sides of stories about artistes than the negatives and reach out to artistes to authenticate stories before putting them out to the public.
“There’s so much about Wiyaala that the media can explore, apart from the ‘who are you dating’?” she added.
After sharing her experience with the media at the programme held at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, she also urged genuine bloggers to make their work visible so they could silence the bad bloggers in the system.
The master class was held on the theme “THE ARTS WRITER AND ARTISTE RELATIONS IN THE NEW MEDIA ERA.”
This is part of the association’s efforts to build the capacity of its members and also gain knowledge of various fields and players in the arts, tourism and culture industry.