South African on-air personality Bonang Matheba has accused the Nigerian music industry of being sexist and partial towards men.

Speaking to the Nigerian Tribune, Matheba had claimed that South Africa was kinder towards female artistes, something Nigeria isn’t.

“Our [South Africa’s] industry is far much kinder to our female counterparts and genuinely celebrates them and allows them to shine”, she said.

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“This,” she said, “is more progressive and probably where I feel Nigeria can do a bit more.”

“For instance, Tiwa Savage is the only popular female voice in Nigeria that is greatly celebrated, while the rest of the country honours and recognises men more. This is an area of observation that can be more elevated.

“But in terms of their [Nigeria’s] entertainment industry, I would have to give it to them [Nigeria] for delivering a stunning Red-carpet experience and their ability to elevate the status of their artistes.”