Sista Afia, a young female artist from Ghana, revealed that before moving to Ghana to pursue a career in music, she was a registered nurse abroad.
The singer claimed that prejudice she encountered while working at a hospital caused her distress. She, however, left everything behind when she realized how much she loved music and traveled to Ghana, her native country.
Sista Afia hinted that the original goal was to come and perform music for pleasure, but that it has since grown into a significant source of income for her during an interview with GhanaWeb’s Paula Amma Broni on Talkertainment.
Over the course of her career, which has lasted about 7 years, she has produced numerous hit songs, including “Jeje,” “Weather,” “Asouden,” and her most recent single, “Makwe.”
“A few female artiste have been able to pass through these years. I have been in this game for almost seven years and I have been able to showcase what I can do and I am really happy.
“I just did it. I just came to Ghana to have fun with music and now it is a business. No doubt that Ghanaians have been very supportive. I can’t deny that. I was a registered nurse in a hospital not for a whole term because I did like few months and then I came. I had so much racism at my workplace, I mean, I was not really excited to work so when I finally made it through my former boss, Aaron in London, he loved my talent and said I needed to record a song. I recorded ‘Krokro No’ and he said I should come to Ghana to shoot the video. When I came and shot the video, the song was actually popping already,” she disclosed on GhanaWeb TV.
Rating her performance in the industry so far, Sista Afia noted that there is more to do, adding that her upcoming project will highlight a different vibe from her.
“I felt like I was doing something with my music career…I am not fulfilled yet, I think there is more to me that I can deliver. My next EP will tell you what I mean by now because I feel like the type of songs I wanted to do before, this is the era for it,” she added.
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