Wendy Shay laments over the high cost of data preventing Ghanaians to stream songs
Wendy Shay bemoans the exorbitant cost of data, which prevents Ghanaians from streaming music.
Ghanaian Afropop and Afrobeats singer Wendy Asiamah Addo, known by the stage name Wendy Shay, has lamented over the high cost of data that prevents a lot of Ghanaians from streaming their songs online.
According to Wendy Shay, most Ghanaian artists do not receive as many streams as their counterparts from other nations.
Wendy Shay revealed that the cost of data in Ghana is deterring Ghanaians from streaming their music, which is the cause of the low number of streams. According to her analysis, the majority of countries have cheaper data prices than Ghana.
“I have realized that data is extremely expensive in Ghana. I have conducted research and realized that East African countries have less cost of data. When you go on their YouTube and other streaming sites you’d realize they have a lot of streams.”
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“I think we should find the right way to address this problem as celebrities. We need to use our influence to tackle this problem because even foreigners complain about it a lot. That is why a lot of musicians in Ghana don’t have a large number of music streams in Ghana as compared to other African countries currently,” she told Accra FM’s, Nana Romeo.
Speaking further on why Ghanaians do not stream their songs, Wendy disclosed most Ghanaians prefer downloading their songs from other websites.
“I think Ghanaians are now gradually getting used to streams. They should stop downloading songs from YouTube and other places. They should also try and register on these streaming sites. That’s the means through which we can also feed ourselves,” she maintained.”