Multiple Award-winning folksinger and activist, Fantacee Wiz lamented on how it becomes heartbreaking and disrespectful for being an artiste Sierra Leone.
The folksinger highlighted that; social media has made people to easily get in touch with people that they wouldn’t have had access to. The activist emphasized on this issue because the way some fans are reacting on them when they share their lifestyles.
On her Facebook page’ the Fantacee shared;
“Being an Artiste in Salone is so heartbreaking & disrespectful, b/c even those that would never I mean those that will never in their life get to meet you in person, will come on Facebook (yes Facebook b/c they don’t even have the data for Instagram and don’t even know how Twitter works) will have an opinion & talking down on Artists.
Those that has never in their life created anything with no creative bone in their body will tell an Artiste how to go about their Art. All those International acts you keep comparing us to didn’t get their by themselves, their country people got them there.
Those that’ll praise International acts like Sarkodie, Diamond Platnum, Olammide, Phyno etc and jam to their songs when they don’t even understand their language, will have the panache to tell Salone Artists to sing international songs. Aw international don tan lek now?
When you sing inspirational songs oh so so book book we want dance, when you do dance songs oh so so dance dance Ena begin sing tin way go educate.
It’s ok to have a favourite, it’s ok to be choosy but it’s not ok to think we all should sing/sound like foreigners for you to accept our songs.
7.813million people (as per 2019) there were 850.0 thousand social media users in Sierra Leone in January 2021. The number of social media users in Sierra Leone increased by 150 thousand (+21%) between 2020 and 2021. The number of social media users in Sierra Leone was equivalent to 10.5% of the total population in January 2021.
Jamaica 2.948 people In 2020, Facebook alone accounted for 54.3 percent of all social media site visits in Jamaica. It was followed by Instagram and Twitter with around 16.2 percent and 14.7 percent, respectively.
Our population is not a problem, internet is not our major problem, our major problem is patriotism and the lack of love for Sierra Leone act.
Some salone folks towards Salone acts is like a relationship that has outdone it limits, no matter what you is not good enough. Even if you commit suicide with pills they’ll say oh why didn’t you use a gun instead, remember when you point a finger at someone the rest are pointing back at you.
Stop treating us like bitter Ex’s, we didn’t do anything wrong, well except for the fact that we wanted to share our God given talents with our people and the rest of the word.
SN: Follow your Salone acts, subscribe to out channels & share our songs.