Broadcast journalist and entertainment pundit Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has opined that comparison is a long-aged phenomenon and that people should not be chastised between two artistes.
Arnold believes that comparison is good for the growth of the industry except that comparison becomes bad when it is unhealthy and is meant to run down someone’s efforts.
Music fans and pundits in recent weeks have sought to liken the exploits of Black Sheriff to Shatta Wale. The topic has generated several conservation, while others believe it is not right.
Some are of the firm conviction that it is good for the industry.
Sharing his thoughts on Akoma FM‘s Entertainment 360, the entertainment pundit indicated that comparison is not a bad practice.
“The issue about comparison started long ago. When artistes like Dada K.D and Ofori Amponsah were surging, they were compared to Daddy Lumba. Kwesi Pee because he was sounding like Kojo Antwi, he was compared to him. We must not kill ourselves over this,” he reckoned.
“Comparison started from the Bible when God questioned Cain for not availing to the altar with good sacrifice but his brother Abel brought something appealing as offering. We compare to know who is toppling the chart, who has more records, who is doing what. Was Shatta Wale once not compared to Samini? Was Sarkodie not ,compared to Obrafour? As far as music remains, comparison will not stop,” he added.
Arnold noted that comparison will only become bad when there is agenda to downgrade the achievement of musicians through unhealthy comparison.
Entertainment 360 airs every Saturday on Akoma 87.9 FM by Kumasi’s favourite entertainment host, Tony Best.