- Stonebwoy has endorsed the activities of okada riders in Ghana
- In a video, the Dancehall star stated that okada is good for the people
- The video comes at a when there is a debate on the legalisation of okada
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Dancehall music star, Stonebwoy, known in private life as Livingstone Etse Satekla, has given a massive boost for the business of commercial motorcycle riders.
The Putuu hitmaker has supported the activities of the commercial riders who are popularly known as okada men.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Stonebwoy is seen in town riding at the back of a motorbike in traffic.
Stonebwoy is heard lamenting about a traffic jam in town. For him, okada is good for people because there is too much traffic on the roads.
"Sometimes you need to join okada. Too much traffic in town. Okada is good for the people," hesaid adding that he was "running late fo a concert."
As Stonebwoy rode along, fans who spotted him on the motorbike chased after the bike while hailing him.
From Stonebwoy's hairstyle which looks like a cut and not the heavy dreadlocks he is now known for, it is likely that the video was shot some years ago.
But coming amid debate about the activities of these okada men, Stonebwoy's endorsement has been trending online.
The debate about okada men has been sparked by the promise of former president and flagbearer of the NDC, John Mahama, to legalise their activities when he wins the 2020 elections.
While the okada business is very popular in many parts of Ghana and has high patronage, the business is still illegal.
And the former president has promised to put the necessary structures in place and regularise their activities once he comes back into power.
Mahama's promise has led to divided opinions among Ghanaians; while some have seen it as a means for job creation for the youth and commended Mahama, others described it as very risky.
Stonebwoy's video looks to have come at an opportune time for the backers of the legalisation of the trade.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has reported that Dancehall superstar, Shatta Wale, has waded into the fake UN Kofi Annan awards saga.
In his latest video on social media, Shatta Wale laughed at D-Black, Sarkodie and other stars who are involved in the scandal.
He also claimed that while all the recipients paid GHC1,000 each, D-Black paid GHC5,000 because he wanted five flasks.
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