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Dancehall musician Denean Alufosi has added his voice against the sexual and drug abuse being propagated in dancehall music. The artist, popularly known as Caveman in the dancehall circles, said it was disheartening to hear musicians, who are supposed to be role models, singing in praise of drug and sexual abuse.

“Musicians, like all role models, are supposed to lead the way with positive morals and that should also reflect in what they sing.

“It is sickening to hear youths mimicking how ‘good’ it is to smoke or engage in sexual activities. It seems such lyrics have become the norm in the dancehall circles.

“Dancehall music, like any other genre, should be about creativity. It really surprises me when it seems that drugs and sexual issues are all the artists can think of when there are a whole lot of other issues that need attention,” explained Caveman.

The “Summertime” singer says musicians are now focusing on their personal glory and paying no attention to the consequences of their messages.

“Being a role model means that people look up to you and it is not surprising that whatever you do or say will affect a number of people.

“That means musicians should be very cautious about what they say or how they behave,” said Caveman.

He said it was worrying that dancehall musicians were “beefing” to sale their music.

“It’s really worrying as now we have different groupings who do not even see eye to eye trying to emulate what is happening overseas but forget that they are role models. I see these divisions and fights as lack of creativity,” said the musician.

Caveman’s sentiments follow growing concerns over the negative impact which dancehall music is spreading.

A number of dancehall shows have been marred by violence while over the weekend musicians Seh Calaz and Qounfused clashed as Soul Jah Love and Bounty Lisa exchanged vows.

Meanwhile Caveman has released a single titled “Havafadzike” and is also in the studio working on another single which is meant to spread positive messages in dancehall music.

Source : The Herald

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