Multiple Award-winning raggae dancehall artist, Stonebwoy has pleaded with the minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, to come to the aid of artists because Coronavirus has affected them.
Stonebwoy who was speaking to Kojo Nkrumah live on Instagram, noted that the Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the various flaws and challenges they are facing as artists and if the government doesn’t come to their aid, they will go hungry.
Stonebwoy added that, the Coronavirus Pandemic has prevented shows from happening and this has rendered them broke and hungry.
“We are hungry and the COVID-19 has also exposed how vulnerable we are as creatives. We cannot go anywhere and the shows that we benefit from albeit not regularly are not coming so things have been difficult. We have seen our predecessors and we will not want to end up like them. You see their photos and you get scared that if care is not taken and the right systems are not put in place, we will end up like them,” he told Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
The Minister in return admonished that it’s time the government comes in to fully support the music industry to help artistes monetize their creativity and ensure that they do not end up broke and hungry.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah promised to set up a meeting with major players in the Creative Arts Industry to see how best they can help the artists.