COVID-19: Stonebwoy calls on government to support musicians; says they are hungry

COVID-19: Stonebwoy calls on government to support musicians; says they are hungry

- Stonebwoy has called on the government to support the creative arts industry

- He said the coronavirus outbreak has exposed the vulnerability of the industry and cut short their income

- The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has promised to hold a meeting with key players of the industry

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Ghanaian Dancehall musician, Stonebwoy, has called on the government to support players of the creative arts industry because they are hungry.

He noted that the outbreak of the coronavirus has affected the activities of the industry and cut short the flow of income.

He explained that musicians thrive on shows and performances, though not regularly.

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However, the pandemic has ensured that no shows are organised, leaving the musicians with nothing to feed on.

The Sobolo hitmaker added that if things were to continue likes this, they would end up like the veteran musicians who became old and poor.

He was reportedly speaking with the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and a live Instagram chat, according to a report seen by YEN.com.gh on Ghanacelebrities.com.

The minister reportedly admitted the hardship of the players of the creative industry players.

He said he would organise a meeting with the key players to see how best this situation could be tackled.

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Nkrumah reportedly added that it was high time the government came in to fully support the music industry to help artists monetize their creativity and ensure that they do not end up broke and hungry.

Meanwhile, Stonebwoy’s Nominate has made it to the Billboard soon after releasing it.

He sang that song with American singer Keri Hilson on his Anloga Junction Album.

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