Liberia: J. Glo, Angie Tonton Complain of Gender Inequality in a Liberian Music Industry
December 22, 2017 - tonton
By Robin Dopoe
RB singers J. Glo and Angie Tonton have pronounced a boost in gender inequality this year in a Liberia song industry, that has never been seen before, is a primary cause for a outrageous decrease of womanlike musicians in a industry.
J. Glo and Angie Tonton, who are a initial womanlike artists to publicly speak about inequality in a song industry, combined that nonetheless this problem has been in a courtesy for years, it is now during an rare high, to a border that they (females) are severely being underrepresented in a courtesy and are not removing satisfactory airplay from radio stations and bar DJs.
The dual singers remarkable that a stream swell in inequality is severely crippling a career of womanlike musicians creation fans to consider that they are not serious.
J. Glo and Tonton explained that possibly it is radio or bar airplay, festival lineups or courtesy awards, masculine artists sojourn overwhelmingly widespread in a song courtesy on a series of levels, and it ought not to be so.
“I’m a vital declare of this bad diagnosis in a industry, and given of it, I’m small famous in a country, nonetheless my songs are famous outside. The males who control a courtesy wish to overpower us. This is a informative problem that has been in a courtesy for years and is now during an rare rate,” Tonton said.
“Of a 100 many played songs on blurb radio daily, we have beheld that usually 15 were by womanlike artists or act with a womanlike lead. When we demeanour during a gender relapse for some-more technical roles such as sound engineering and song production, a opening becomes even wider given of a antagonistic sourroundings combined by a men. Nowadays, a usually way, they wish to assistance we is that your possibly give in their direct for sex or we are out of a picture,” Angie Tonton said.
J. Glo, echoing her colleague’s view, pronounced a song multitude is heavily inequitable and that males who browbeat a courtesy are not gender sensitive.
“The conditions now is like offered your physique for promotion. And given females are refusing, they have motionless to retard us from a courtesy by not personification their songs. If we demeanour during awards board, radio and bar airplay, women are underrepresented formulating a conditions to make people consider that there’s a necessity of gifted women in a industry. No, we have too many of them including myself whose songs are not removing a support.
“But a personification margin is not level. If we demeanour during dual to 3 years back, there were lots of women in a industry, though a boost in gender inequality has done things formidable for us. Now they have achieved this by creation us sojourn in their shadows. They consider that we go to a home and should not contest with them now. They classify us everyday, and this is ridiculous,” J.Glo said.
Both artists simplified that they are vocalization adult now to call open courtesy to a problem and to find a solution.