Ghanaian budding R&B singer, Petrah in an exclusive interview with TalkMediaGhana talks about herself, where she draws inspirations from as an artist, role model, perception on the Ghanaian music industry etc.
Who is Petrah?
A young lady in her 20s, born into a family of five girls and raised by a strong mother into a Christian faith.
Did your parents support you to become an artist?
Well, when it all started they were a little bit worried and insecure but as time went on they understood and supported me.
Who is your role model? And has your role model influenced you in your music career?
In music, Whitney Houston has influenced me in soo many ways and given me high hopes of becoming a great musician.
How many songs do you have to your credits as at now?
Just one released song to my credit which is ‘My Man’ plus a music video but 3 unreleased songs yet to be released.
Where do you draw your inspirations from as a musician?
As I said earlier Whitney Houston influences me a lot she inspires me in soo many ways so basically I will say I get my inspiration from other RnB musicians but mostly from Whitney Houston.
What are some of the challenges you face as a Ghanaian musician?
There are many challenges that not just me as a new artist face but I think other upcoming artists do face too is that people and the media don’t give much attention and the opportunity for new talents to be showcased.
What is your perception on the Ghanaian music industry?
In two words I will describe it as “one way” reason being that Ghanaians are used to following trends, I think we Ghanaians should take the Ghanaian music to the world and not just among us and within the country.
Do you think music in Ghana is on the right track?
I wouldn’t say otherwise but I think it will really take time before Ghanaian music get to the outside market for other people to hear, love and appreciate.
What is your long term goal as a musician?
My long term goal is to make people happy, touch them through my music and give back to them what they really want.
Your final message to all your fans out there?
Stay positive and focus in all endeavors.
By: David Annan/TalkMediaGhana.com