UK-born Ghanaian songstress Raquel, after being in the media for exposing her private parts on stage during a performance in December 2011, has finally broken her silence on the matter, saying the whole incident was funny and a joke.
The controversial nude pictures dominated discussions in the showbiz arena, with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) intervening after some press houses threatened to publish the said pictures.
Raquel, who is behind the hit single ‘Sweetio’ which features Sarkodie, reiterated that she cared less about the saga and was rather concentrating on her musical career, adding that public reactions to such incidents were unfair, most especially to female musicians.
The singer, speaking for the first time after the incident, told Joy FM that she thought “[this whole thing] is funny, it’s just a big joke.
I don’t pay any mind to it and I have fans out there that don’t pay mind to it.
My only interest is my music and not what I wear or eat.”
In her opinion, “there is never going to be a day where they are not going to say anything about a musician,” stating that some of her good friends had been through similar experiences.
“Mzbel, she’s been through it; Eazzy has been through it, they’ve all been through it and it’s just crazy and it’s hard for females when you are in this industry. There is nothing you will do that will ever please anybody.”
She maintained: “Nothing has changed, Raquel is still the same. I am still the same person.
To my fans, there is no need to get offended because at the end of the day you are probably going to hear stuff about me every day but it is up to you to choose whether you believe it or you don’t believe it.”
The songstress is preparing for her first major performance after the saga at an event dubbed ‘Raquel Live on the Dodi Princess’.
The concert, as the name suggests, will be held on the Dodi Princess cruise boat on the Volta Lake on January 27.
The songstress will get up close and personal with her fans and also treat them to some of her well known hits.
Raquel revealed that she is putting finishing touches to her album which will hit the market soon.