Jamaican reggae artiste Everton Hardweare, popularly known as Singing Melody, has advised that dancehall artistes desist from profanity.
His advice follows a wave of condemnation by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) of the rising spate of profane songs being released by musicians. MUSIGA called on musicians in the country to desist from the practice.
The 48-year-old artiste speaking in an interview with King Lagazee on Hitz FM encouraged artistes to stop putting the wrong content out there for consumers.
“There is nothing wrong with dancehall music, what is wrong is the content, we need people with talents who can send the right message out there and raise the flag of reggae/dancehall high,” he said.
He also urged disc jockeys (DJs) to avoid playing such songs and also screen through songs before playing them.
“DJs need to screen the music and understand the music and the impact before playing them because the younger minds cannot control what they hear,” he urged.
Singing Melody also asked artistes to desist from releasing songs which do not make any impact.
“There are artistes who just came into this business and already have about thirty albums and people only know about six of the songs. It’s not about having a lot of songs, music is not about a competition, it’s not a race, it’s about your purpose, and how to say, what to say and when to say,” he said.