Theophilus Nii Arday Otoo, better known in the entertainment industry as Epixode, a Ghanaian reggae and dancehall performer, has dispelled the myth that all reggae and dancehall artists consume marijuana.
He countered that this was not the case, using himself as an example, and claiming that despite being a part of that subculture, he has never used any kind of hard drug.
He said, “It’s a common fallacy that all reggae and dancehall artists consume weed; I, for one, have never done so in my whole life.”
He went on to explain that despite his dreadlocks, he has never smoked or imbibed alcohol.
I’ve never been a drinker, but many assume I am because of my hair, even though my locks are dreadlocks and not all Rastafarians wear them.
The ‘avatar’ singer continued, saying that many alcoholics and smokers are accepted by society since they don’t stand out visually.
“There are limitless numbers of individuals out there who are not reggae dancehall artiste or having dreadlocks but use marijuana much more than the reggae dancehall artiste do,” he claimed.
However, “our eyes will be opened enough to grasp these things better than now,” he said, after more education on the subject.