Award-winning rapper and songwriter, Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, popularly known in the music circles as M.anifest, has said the coronavirus pandemic has taught humanity how to look out for each other.
Ever since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, life has almost come to a standstill. Whiles many have lamented the disadvantages the pandemic brings to the creative industry, others have used the opportunity for many profitable things.
According to him, the time when one planned for themselves on how their year and life was going to be is no longer the case in this pandemic.
M.anifest told Bernard Avle on his Point of View show monitored by GhanaWeb that COVID-19 has become an avenue for humanity to forge ahead in times of difficulty, get back to the basics of humanity, survival, and where people are no longer selfish, but rather look out for each other.
He said even as a creative person, it doesn’t feel right to tweet about a project on social media hoping your followers will go and listen to it, but rather, the pandemic has allowed people to rather share messages that uplift each other and encourage others.
“In this pandemic, you cannot be selfish anymore, your messages should contribute to the welfare of others. E.g you can’t just put out a single and tell people to go and listen,” he told Bernard.
M.anifest took the opportunity to advise his fellow creative artistes to use the opportunity COVID-19 has presented, to learn new crafts or to better the skills they already have.