Famous Ghanaian singer, Stonebwoy has called on the government to be of help to the Creative Arts industry so that they don’t end up as their predecessors did.
The Bhim Nation President said this when he spoke to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a live conversation on Instagram.
Stonebwoy stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the various flaws and challenges they are facing as creatives and how they may end up “hungry” if the needed help is not provided to them by the government.
The singer who was speaking for his generation revealed that the COVID-19 season has brought about “hunger” among creatives because shows which have been their backbone are not happening and it does not look like it is going to happen soon.
“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 said.
Acknowledging Stonebwoy’s position, the Minister agreed that it’s time the government comes in to entirely support the music industry to help artistes monetise their creativity and ensure that they do not end up on “empty stomach” in the future.
He assured setting up a meeting with players in the Creative Arts Industry in order for their ideas to be taken and implemented to ensure that creatives are able to monetise their products well.