Ghanaian songstress, eShun, has opened up about what inspired her new song ‘handcuff’, adding that she cannot deny that her abusive relationship experience with her ex-manager played a part in putting together the song.
As a victim of abuse, she first mentioned that abuse on women is an act that is going on everywhere and with more women than we can imagine, but these women do not come out to report because they are shy and scared of the societal stigmatization.
She told Foster Romanus during an interview on eTV Ghana‘s Late Nite Celebrity Show that she believes it is high time someone came out to talk about it and that is why she decided to put her voice on it.
“If you have muscles, use it for hard work. You can use your muscles to guard the President or even go to war. Protect people, protect your society and fight for great stuff”. She sounded this advice to men who physically abuse women.
The singer, when asked if her banter with her former manager had anything to do with the song, replied that her experience cannot exactly be detached from the song because, in a way, it informed the way she wrote the song.
“Usually, if you’ve gone through or experienced it before, it informs the way you write so it did influence my song a whole lot. And also the fact that it’s not just me but so many women in Ghana and across the world go through emotional, verbal and physical abuse”, eShun further added.
Ethel Eshun bravely revealed some months back, how she was brutally abused emotionally and cheated by her then-manager and fiancé, Mr. Stephen Mensah in their intimate relationship. A relationship which she disclosed took everything she made from all performances and online streams of her music.
By: Maureen Dedei Quaye