Ghanaian international reggae artiste Rocky Dawuni has warned against people promoting and accommodating fear when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Grammy nominee was of the view that fear is greater than the virus, which has so far claimed hundreds of thousands of lives globally.
As of Wednesday, May 27, Ghana has recorded 7,117 cases with 2,317 recoveries and 34 deaths with the global death toll hitting 352,298.
Speaking in an interview on TV3’s New Day with Johnnie Hughes, Rocky Dawuni explained that “fear is the greatest virus so you have to know that when you look within you can find your strength to build”.
He encouraged people to “just have to have faith that humanity has survived through crises over thousands of years and…when it comes to Africans, we’ve confronted so many diseases. What I even tell people about malaria when I travel everybody like jumps up and thinks that it’s the end of the world because people don’t think that people live with malaria here and survive it”.
The ‘In Ghana’ hit singer explained that from the recoveries, “People are surviving this and all of that so I think that the disproportionate fear I think is much more toxic than the issue itself. I think there is so much hype so you just have to find your innermost strength”.
“You just have to know that if you eat well, you take care of yourself, you focus on traditional means of strengthening yourself which we’ve always had the food that is around you and you drink a lot of water and keep a healthy mindset and exercise, I think that you strengthen the body’s immunity…” the Afro Roots star urged.
His sixth studio album ‘Branches of The Same Tree’ released on March 31, 2015 was nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Reggae Album’ in December, 2015 for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first nominee from his home country of Ghana.
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