Multiple award-winning dancehall reggae artist Stonebwoy has joined fellow musician Trigmatic to share his frustration at the level of local content shown on the Ghanaian tv screen lately.
Trigmatic who revealed he has been worried about the level of local content shown on TV lately for his kids, took to Instagram to express his frustrations.
According to rapper and former radio host, staying at home during this lockdown has made him realize how much we have thrown away our local stories and content for foreign productions.
“The new Africa should be all inclusive and arts and content creation shouldn’t be taken for granted. We are following similar patterns as our fathers and the cycle isn’t being broken. Staying home this long I’ve realised that there’s little home based contents for our kids”
‘Realised how every child is watching blippi or baby shark then sth struck me; the orientation of the African child. How do we train our children to think. Do they know our heroes or our stories . I realised there’s a big gap to be filled.If we don’t act intentional abt our content,the cycle continues. African pride, black love will slowly diminish. All this will come to play if an Agenda is set . An agenda to empower the African to believe not just in himself but where he comes from.” he added.
His sentiments and frustrations was also shared by Stonebwoy who went further to add how the white man invented cash and printed monies to steal our natural resources.
According to the ‘Ololo” hitmaker, it’s snout time we finance our ideas than exchanging our resources for peanuts. “Creativity thrives in freedom and progress in independence” he quoted.
Others too joined in the discussion.
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