Reggae and roots musician Rocky Dawuni, from Ghana, has said that musicians and record producers are much more important than politicians in terms of public perception.
According to the two-time Grammy Award nominee, speaking with Y 107.9 FM’s Kojo Manuel on the “Dryve of your Lyfe” program, politicians are temporary persons in people’s life, whereas artists are the “heartbeat of the people.”
Musical artists are more essential than politicians, for the simple reason that musicians are the beating heart of the populace. Musicians tell the narrative of our people to others who are not familiar with it. The political class is only here for four years and then they’re gone, while artists’ music will last forever,” he said.
According to Rocky Dawuni, who went on to describe artists as “investments for the future” and politicians as “temporal investments,” his views were further validated.
Rocky Dawuni appealed on Ghanaians to show appreciation for the country’s musicians and record producers, as well as to patronize their work in order to support them and the country as a whole.