Ghanaian rapper Flowking Stone said in an interview with Property FM, a radio station in Cape Coast, that a great musician does not need an “external influence” to be able to do music.
Although he cited that he was not against those who use drugs to help them with their music, he pointed out clearly that, as a great artist, you should be able to create something magical with the help of “wee”.
He said, “I believe that in this world, everyone has what helps them do whatever they want to do. So as for me, I don’t judge but if I want to use myself as an example, what I understand is if there’s nothing in you and you can create a magical thing, then you are a true artist.”
“You don’t need an external influence to be able to do great music and I think that’s how I understand it. For me, when I’m doing music, I don’t need anything external to do it. But then again, if someone needs some external influence, I won’t judge the person because everyone has what works for them.”
Do Ghanaian musicians take “wee” to do great music?
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Ghanaian musicians and their alleged weed-smoking habits. Some of them have even been arrested for smoking what was believed to be marijuana.
Back in 2014, rapper Kwaw Kese was taken into custody in Kumasi for smoking what was suspected to be weed. He had to face the court and ended up spending a few weeks behind bars before being released.
Another singer, Efya, has also faced rumours about her involvement in smoking weed. However, she has repeatedly denied these claims, stating that although she does smoke, it’s not weed but just cigarettes.
Moving on to 2021, Fameye, who has been quite vocal about marijuana in his songs, revealed in an interview that he doesn’t smoke either cigarettes or weed. He clarified that he only consumes weed when it’s mixed with other substances.