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Music of Friday, 15 May 2015


Stonebwoy dumps anti-dumsor protesters; releases ‘Dumsor’

VGMA 2015 Artiste of the Year, Stonebwoy, has not only opted out of the star-studded May 19 dumsor vigil, but has also made his stance clear that his “life never goes off like dumsor”.

Ghana’s erratic power supply which has birthed the popular Twi term dumsor, literally meaning off-on, has given rise to a lot of agitation and pressure for the aged problem to be solved.

Award-winning rapper, Sarkodie and many others have released songs addressing the situation while they await a planned dumsor vigil led by actress Yvonne Nelson. The vigil has received some backlash from a cross section of the public who are against the pressure piled upon government to solve dumsor.

Stonebwoy is reported to have withdrawn from the dumsor vigil which he was earlier expected to participate. He attributed his withdrawal to his concert coming off on the same day.

After a show of disappointment via social media towards his withdrawal by those in support of the dumsor agitation, Stonebwoy again said on a local radio station that since “dumsor has been there for ages…I just feel instead of complaining, we can put the energy into solving it than making noise about it.”

This was immediately followed by the release of the song ‘Dumsor (Doom)’ produced by SP on May 14, featuring another dancehall artiste, Smoodface.

Listen to it below.