Veteran musician, Rex Owusu Marfo aka Rex Omar has endorsed female dancehall/Afrobeats artist, Ebony Reigns’ brand of revealing parts of her body in most her performances at events and in her music videos.
The Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) said the fact that the RuffTown Records/Midas Touch Inc Award Winning singer, uncover part of her skin doesn’t make her a bad person.
Omar told host of K-Entertainment, Kojo Preko Dankwa on Kasapa 102.5FM, that he sees nothing wrong with Ebony’s style of dressing that exposes her body but it rather indicates how quick-witted the artist and his management are.
“I like Ebony so much… Ebony and her management are smart. There are lot of male artistes that do videos including myself. I didn’t create the attraction between a man and a woman but everybody knows that the woman’s body attracts men. Ebony uses what she has to get what she wants…The fact that she exposes part of her body to sell her brand doesn’t make her a bad person, it’s marketing.
“She covered up in her recent video ‘Maame Hw3’ and this tells you, she is giving the public what they want and she has achieved it and at the end of the day when you all see it, you will all talk about it. When I released ‘Abiba’ wasn’t it a hit.” Rex Omar told Kojo Preko Dankwa.
GHAMRO Chairman told host of K-Entertainment on Kasapa 102.5FM, Ebony using suggestive words in her songs makes her an extraordinary artiste.
According to him, an artiste should be eccentric to get people thinking about the brand and that is where Ebony’s genius becomes relevant.
“What is an artiste if people think about you and you don’t get them thinking then you’re not an artiste. There must be something eccentric and extraordinary about you.
“Why is everybody following Shatta Wale? Because there is something different about him. That is why Ebony is selling because there’s something different about her. You viewed her hot photos and you liked it then went to buy her music… What does she wants to achieve? She wants to sell music and have shows to perform. If she should wear Kaba and slit to perform or shoot her video will you buy her music. At the end of the day, she has used her body to sell her product.
“If you want to translate her song your own way, it’s up to you and that is artistic expression. It depends on how you want to translate it.”
Rex Omar is firmly rooted in his native criss-cross rhythms and melodic inflections
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Ebony is usually critized for what many say is her lack of talent, and believe her showing skin on stage and in music videos is to push attention from her untalented self.
In July 2017, her dad was forced to defend her daughter in an interview.
“I am supportive of anything my daughter does and anything she wears. I am not ashamed as a father, the truth is that, I choose what she wears and I bless her before she goes out to perform. Some Ghanaians are hypocrites and I am sorry but I am not one of them,” explained Mr. Kwarteng.
“I am not bothered at all. The reason is simple, I know my daughter than anyone else. What people see out there is what we want them to see and that is because she is an artiste and needs a brand that will sell. For God’s sake, she is a Dancehall artiste and she wears what will make her feel confident when performing on stage. Something that will depict the genre of music and songs she churns outs.”
He shared his thoughts on the the perception that his daughter is “bad” girl.
“My daughter is not a bad girl, she is very calm, loving and a respectful person. Whatever she does on stage ends there. She is a different person when she gets home.”