Livingston Etse Satekla, popularly referred to as Stonebwoy has come out clear to explain the meaning of his 40 year statement which has been misconstrued by some section of the public and other colleagues in the entertainment industry.
Speaking on Hitz Fm, he made it clear to Prince Don Tsegah that the forty years he mentioned was a Biblical allusion for generation, though it has been misconstrued by many especially Bullet of Ruff Town Records fame. He therefore went on to explain that it has no spiritual connotation and it’s not demeaning or downgrading as many people would want to create the impression, however, he meant that the current generation of hit makers like R2Bees, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and the likes would be missed if they are not given the honor due them hence they must be protected and honored especially as that was not done for their predecessors.
“When I say the likes of, I mean the whole squad, including R2bees… I said we need to be protected. Our predecessors were not protected and harnessed and seen as national asserts enough… And I believe that if such and such are done for us, the generation that is yet to come will even get it easier. Aside 40 years being biblical, I think that’s the best way I could represent a generation or a squad. It was an imagery of a squad, a session,” he said.
However, playing the devil’s advocate, Prince Don Tsegah asked that Stonebwoy broke down the entire statement so that all and sundry who might have misconstrued him would understand him now. The “Baafira” crooner explained that although he has tried to explain, he is aware that perhaps there are some people who have an entrenched position when it comes to that particular situation, but he wishes they don’t pollute the neutral minds with such poisonous agenda.
“ I know those who have negative mindset have concluded already. That is their opinion and I respect it but may they not try to push the agenda to the majority neutral minds to try to hate me or break me because if you fight me for a course that is not just, you’re wasting your time. It is not to suggest there will be none other. Why would I then big up the up and coming boy?” Stonebwoy quizzed.
Many believe the Reggae/dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has sent a firing shot to Bullet since Bullet spoke against that statement he made during his performance at the 10th 4Syte Music Video Awards, claiming it is spiritual and could possibly have a negative effect on other artistes if they do not pray against it.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI