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No rush to perform abroad; I want to conquer Ghana first - MzVee

Ghanaian Afro-pop, Dancehall and R&B artiste,
Vera Hamenoo Kpeda popularly referred to MzVee
has responded to circulating criticisms that she
has never performed outside the country, an
argument many people have advanced to question
her nomination for the BET International Best
African Act.
MzVee who made an appearance on the widely
watched satirical talk show, Tonight with Nii
Kpakpo Thomspon on Viasat1 last Friday sounded
a little rattled with the pressure being mounted on
her by Ghanaians and at a point insisted that she
has all the emails and documents to prove to her
critics that she has fans all over the world.
MzVee was nominated in the BET International Best
African Act alongside other heavy weights across
the continent last month but has since come under
intense scrutiny from a section of Ghanaians who
strongly believe that she didn’t deserve a place in
the nominations.
Responding to a question by host Nii Kpakpo
Thompson as to how she handles criticisms about
never mounting a stage outside the country,
MzVee responded, “People get it very wrong. I
think that it is not about going to perform outside;
going to perform in some little clubs somewhere
that will give you the recognition that you need. If
BET wanted someone international, why aren’t they
using Beyoncé from Africa or something? They are
looking at the works we are doing in our individual
countries and they are trying to appreciate us for
it. I just think a lot of people are ignorant about the
fact that this has to do mainly about hard work
and what my music is about.”
Jessica Opare Saforo, co-host of the popular show,
Celebrity Fanzone , has in the recent past come to
the defense of MzVee insisting, “What we need to
do as Ghanaians is to rally behind our own and
push her.”
MvZee also rejected claims that she has a point to
prove by performing overseas arguing that her
focus is to first conquer Ghana.
“I don’t have to stand on a stage outside to prove
a point outside. People forget that every team has
their strategy and mine has its strategy as well and
ours is to conquer Ghana the right way and so I
am not done from here and I don’t see why I am
rushing to go and perform in some small club in
London, why?,” the BET nominated music star
stated. In the past, representatives of Ghana at the BET
Awards have put up a very strong showing with
Sarkodie and Stonebwoy winning the awards in
2012 and 2015 respectively.
Catch a repeat broadcast of Tonight with Nii
Kpakpo Thompson on Tuesday at 11 am and watch
it every Friday at 9pm on Viasat1.
Source: Gideon Sarpong I

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