Reggae Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, says the idea that artistes are removed from the realities of the economy is far from the truth.
Ghana’s economy has in recent time been experiencing a downturn leading to a hike in the price of goods and services and a depreciating cedi among others.
According to him, the fluctuation of the economy affects artistes just as much as it does the ordinary Ghanaian, thus the assertion should be dispelled.
Stonebwoy who has been promoting his wide acclaimed 5th Dimension album said when the economy suffers, the creative industry of which he is a player also takes a hit translating into lower revenues for his work.
“It’s not true. To me I say it’s false because we are all existing within an economic system. And we form part of the sector that comes together to make an economy a beautiful one, a thriving one. So we cannot be seen as people who are disengaged or disassociated with the economy. It’s a lie.
“I don’t know how people have managed to get to an understanding like that to feel like Stonebwoy and the likes ‘when the price of fuel goes up they don’t have a problem, they can buy and things’ I think it’s a big lie. We all belong to the economy.
“For instance, if I’m making 10 cedis today and the economy is thriving and booming, and there are structures in place etc. that should tell you that I will be making a 100 cedis in a day. So it will affect everybody equally,” he said on JoyNews’ PM Express.
Stonebwoy’s 5th Dimension is available on all streaming platforms.
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