Ghanaian singing sensation Raquel, who recently received a lot of public backlash after releasing the video for her hit single ‘Sweetio’, which features BET award winner Sarkodie, has defended the concept for the video.
However, she went ahead to say she might be reshooting a new video to serve the interest of those who were unhappy with the new video.
The video has been criticized as being ‘shabby’ and not meeting the expectations of the public. Other aspects of the video that have been criticized include her make-up and costume.
ut the songstress defended the video in an interview with Lexis Bill on Hitz FM’s morning show, ‘Daybreak Hitz’, saying, “The video was supposed to highlight me in my happy times, so that’s why you have all these colours and flowers with a bubbly girly feel. We wanted to do something different from what everybody would expect and since it’s my first major hit, we needed to focus on Raquel, the artiste.”
She however accepted that the public and her fans played a role in the success of her career; hence even though the negative comments about the video got to her, she took them very seriously.
Raquel hinted about an ongoing discussion to re-shoot the video for the song even though they had not reached a decision yet.
“I think people had various ideas of how the video was going to be like and these comments keep coming because it didn’t fall in their expectations but discussions are on-going and we might reshoot a new video.”
She also indicated that her yet-to-be-titled debut album would be ready soon as it was in its final stages and would be launched soon. She released a single with dancehall artiste Samini earlier this month and is expected to release more singles before her maiden album is launched.