Stonebwoy, the stage name of Livingstone Etse Satekla, has described the motivation behind his song “greedy men,” which focuses more on illegal artisanal small-scale gold mining. After all we all know how this sounded after it was released, because not every person was pleased with the anti-galamsey song with the idea of it been needless at the time.
A Plus contended that the people doing galamsey in Ghana are not the youth, but politicians and government officials, and that Stonebwoy’s investment of money and time in this campaign will be in vain.
According to Stonebwoy, he witness not only some music/media critics rubbishing his initiative but, was cyber bullied by people he did not named.
In an interview on GTV’s Breakfast Show, he stated that after recording the song “Greedy Men,” a lot of individuals started attacking him in his direct messages for speaking out against illegal mining, but he is unconcerned because the government in charge also wants to put an end to it.
According to the reggae/dancehall artist, he decided to conduct extensive research on galamsey after hearing about how it was damaging our water bodies while watching the news.
“The people who are seeking to find solutions to the problems know a lot about it and how they come about and people keep focusing on galamsey as the biggest problem but there are other problems that could be tackled as well,” this he said on what ‘Greedy Men’ the song as a whole represent.
The song “Greedy Men” was released last year 2021.