The abuse of Tramadol in the country times, especially among a section of the youth, has been blamed on the blind copying of foreign cultures.
A Ghanaian UK based highlife artiste has attributed the wanton abuse of the drug to this and is advocating that authorities step up measures to deal with the situation within the shortest possible time.
According to O. G soul of P2 fame, the foreign culture which is portrayed in music videos is a major contributory factor to the abuse of hard drugs in the country.
He stated that these music videos have great influence on the youth leading to most them abusing Tramadol and other hard drugs.
“This kind of cultural practice is changing lots of good things we inherited”, he said, adding that foreign culture has destroyed the good things derived from indigenous products.
He lamented that leaders have not been able to manage the situation well.
“Most of the youth today are lost. Now people don’t care about the kind of music they produce either affecting people negatively or positively they just don’t care”. He disclosed on a local radio station in Kumasi monitored by Mynewsgh.com.
Our indigenous highlife music really depicts our culture well. If you know how to put on a suit you can’t do it better than Jay Z. Immediately you put on the Kente, everyone will know where you are coming from”, he, therefore, urged Ghanaians to love what they have and make it more attractive to another world.
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