Get spiritual backing; hard work not enough – Wendy Shay to artistes

Wendy Shay

Wendy Shay, a signee with RuffTown Records, has counseled artists to seek spiritual support in order to succeed in the music industry.

She believed that ability alone was insufficient; one also needed trust in their idol in addition to their labor of love.

When discussing the achievements and difficulties faced by women in the entertainment industry with Kwame Dadzie on Joy FM’s Twitter Spaces, Wendy made the point that no performer can succeed without spiritual fortification.

Every artiste you have seen on top is not doing what they are doing carnally. I go by the mantra ‘work hard and have faith.’ Hard work goes hand in hand with faith.

After working hard, going to the studio, recording songs, doing whatever you do, you should also seek for [sic] spiritual back-ups. None of us do what we do carnally. It is either you are in the light or you are in the darkness. This is what a lot of underground musicians don’t know. It is either you believe in God or Jesus Christ or whatever you believe in, to order your steps for you. I mean, if you do it with your natural strength, you’ll get tired and discouraged,” she intimated.


When Wendy Shay entered the music industry, she had numerous spiritual attacks, according to an interview she gave to TV3. Wendy Shay is presently out with the singles “Every Man Cheats” and “Heartless.”

Music is a spiritual journey; it has profoundly shaped the woman I am today. It has made me more attuned to the spiritual dimensions of life and the intricacies of the industry I belong to. Growing up in Germany, I never experienced anything like this, but upon coming to Ghana, I had to embrace the spiritual aspect,” she said.

After five years in the music business, Wendy has achieved a great deal of success, topped worldwide charts, and won the most prestigious prizes despite harsh criticism of some of her behaviors.

On Joy FM’s Twitter Spaces program Joy Entertainment Unpacked, she also stated that she is determined to reach her full potential despite the obstacles she has faced as a woman in the music business.

Every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Kwame Dadzie hosts Joy Entertainment Unpacked on Joy FM’s Twitter account.

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