Ahead of the maiden edition of Ghana World Music Festival at the Fantasy Dome this weekend, Canadian singer joined Ghanaian female media practitioners and celebs for a panel discussion.
Moderated by Ghanaian on-air-personality, Naa Ashorkor, most of the discussion was focused on the roles, challenges and impact made by women across the board. Ghanaian journalist and motivational speaker, Nana Aba Anamoah, revered Ghanaian filmmaker, Yvonne Nelson and others joined the panel.
Deborah Cox shared her journey in the music industry, from the age of 12, when she discovered her true talent as a musician, to working with popular Canadian singer, Celine Dion and more.
Yvonne Nelson’s shared a touching story of how a contract she had with a telecommunication company was terminated when revealed to executives of the company that she was pregnant. The company refused to use her on the grounds that the pregnancy will interfere with her work. Nana Aba Anamoah was speechless after hearing the Yvonne Nelson story as described it as total discrimination on the part of the company, Deborah added her voice to Yvonne Nelson’s narration, in her case she had to hide her pregnancy from her record label to the extent she couldn’t anymore, before she told the label has to leave to give birth.
Another topic that blew the minds of the audience was cyberbullying of female celebs for what they wear or post across their social media platforms. Ghanaian actress Efia Odo was pointed out as one of the female celebs who has been able to withstand cyberbullying and even found ways to reply to comments on her page.
Deborah Cox will perform at the Ghana World Music Festival at the Fantasy Dome, Accra on August 3rd, 2019, the festival comes to an end on Sunday, August 4th, 2019.
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