Whenever she steps out, the most prominent things about her are her big backside and thighs, and these features have earned Afrobeats artiste, Ms. Forson (full name Gloria Forson), some love among music fans and it seems she is ready to use that to her advantage.
She believes there are various reasons people love a brand, and she has realised that her body is a big draw for her fans and she has no problem using it to entertain them.
“People have different expectations and it looks like whenever I step out to perform and dance, my fans love it. They expect to see that every time I mount a stage and I am willing to give that to them. I am an entertainer and it is my duty to make my fans happy,” Ms. Forson told Graphic Showbiz.
“I believe music is not all about singing out loud and all; you should give people a reason to come and watch you and patronise your works, and so if I have found mine, I am ready to go with it. I love dancing; I’m good at karaoke, etc and I intend to use these to satisfy my fans,” she said.
Ms. Forson, however, emphasised that her body was not the only thing she was made of and that she had the talent to back it up.
“I am talented; I am a songwriter, etc and so I may look like this, love to have fun on stage and all that, but the thing is that I am not empty,” she added.
When asked if she had been bashed for her body, Ms. Forson replied in the negative.
“Not at all; all I have received so far are love and admiration from people. I used to be slim, but somehow I have put on. Even when I was slim, the hips and butt were there.
“I cannot do anything about this body - even if I try to hide it, it will come out, so I have come to accept it. When I step out, I get comments such as: ‘Aboowa’ (a term in Medikal and Agbeshie’s song ‘Wrowroho’), so it has been loved through it all.
“But it also does not mean I should leave the body like that. I need to stay in shape and still look good, and so I take care of my body. I must confess - I am very confident in who I am,” she said.
Touching on her move from Ruff Town Records to Black Avenue Musik, Ms. Forson said it was the best decision she had taken so far in her music career.
“Being with my new label is the best decision for me. Since I signed on with them, I have seen changes in my career; things are moving the way I want them to and I am getting the things I wanted,” she explained.
Considering how competitive the industry is and how female artistes are unable to stand it, Graphic Showbiz asked Ms. Forson if she was ready for the challenges and she said she was.
“I have been in the industry professionally for two years and I have heard stories; I have followed the trend and I am ever ready for it. I believe the challenges are part of the industry, they are part of the whole package,” she stated.
On what the future holds for her, Ms. Forson said it was great.
“The future is very bright for me. I have a song that I am yet to release but the recent show I played at the Kundum Festival showed that the love people have for me is massive.
“We tested the waters with the song and the reception was great - people loved it and it was easy for them to sing along. With that, I can say the future is ‘pregnant’,” she added.