Sasha P – “The Hip-hop Industry Is Not Harsh For Women”

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Veteran Nigerian female rapper, Sasha P hasn’t been as active as she was years ago.

The female rapper revealed in a recent chat with Punch, that the media needs to foster healthy relationships between female artistes in the music industry.

She also refuted the claims that there are a limited number of female rappers and that the music industry is a harsh place for women in hip hop.

When asked if she was threatened by other female artistes,

We really need to retire this question about whether I am threatened by other female artistes. I believe the media needs to encourage and foster healthy relationships specifically amongst women in the industry. Our individual talents are unique to us all and after 15 years in the Nigerian entertainment industry, every female artist’s success is my own too. We have come so far and I’m proud of all of us.

Speaking about the limited amount of female artistes in the industry, “I do not agree that there are still very few, I personally know of at least ten female artistes in the industry right now. I also do not agree that the industry is harsh for women in hip hop in particular. Hip hop in Nigeria has not been as mainstream as we are used to, pop music will always be more commercially viable and this might be responsible for the lapse. The entertainment industry is tough and not gender specific, the stakes are higher now and probably more expensive than when I started out but I believe that every challenge is a beautiful opportunity to shine. Personally, I have enjoyed a very rewarding career the Grace of God and believe that the possibilities are endless still.

 

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