Veteran Ghanaian music producer, Edward Nana Poku Osei known in the media space as Da Hammer has shared his view on the murder of the 11-year-old boy at Kasoa.
While many have attributed the unfortunate incident to mallams and ritualist who advertise on tv and radio stations, Da Hammer has stated that those Mallams and the priests who are on TV advertising are only doing their work.
He, therefore, blamed the influence of social media. According to Hammer, the fake life most people live on social media entice these young ones.
They tend to find ways and means to also emulate those they see on social media.
“But on a serious note the peer pressure for town no be easy oo, I’ve heard the fake Mallams on tv argument but really these alleged Mallams are only filling a void.
They noticed a business opportunity in the wake of this social media excessive showcase of glamour, both fake and real. Hot boys dey town dey push machines their parents could never buy, building houses even top CEOs can’t build.
enjoying and flaunting all this while remaining unemployed. What do u expect? These kids are on Snapchat 24/7 watching reels upon reels of real and fake lifestyles of young ppl.., the point is, ppl are living and these kids want in on the action as well.
So really these so-called Mallams are just businessmen servicing a demand, selling hope just like the church does.
Only these guys promise quicker results… And obviously the desperate and weaker kids are definitely bound to fall victim to these con artists and eventually go do something stupid… just to keep up with the Joneses.
We respect boys them grind and all, but really if you’re in your 20s and you’re unemployed but u possess the wealth of a millionaire, pls move in silence… u dey buy too much pressure for these youth. Some don’t even wanna go to school anymore. The fake Mallams aren’t the issue. Like the Mallam no dey, trust me, boys go still find other avenues to keep up with the joneses.. be it armed robbery or what have you”. Hammer wrote on his Facebook wall.