In the wake of the viral COVID-19, sensitization of netizens across the globe is at the top of the list, on how to prevent it, detect it and respond to it.
Not just the medical fraternity, nor government officials, nor the victims themselves… the list is endless. Music artistes are taking advantage of their talent too, to spread the message across and beyond.
Gospel artiste, Jimmy Gait was in the loop and released his new track ´Corona´ that seeks to educate and inform people on the spread, handling and prevention of the deadly virus.
Speaking to Word Is, the gospel musician explained the reason behind the new song.
I have talked to some friends who do not understand how to protect themselves from the virus and even don´t understand what Coronavirus is all about. As an artiste, I need to use my talent and be creative. ´If the government is creating awareness about the pandemic, why not me as an artiste?
I want to use my talent by informing people about the virus and how they can protect themselves.
However, the singer, who is known for controversy, elicited mixed reactions with the new track.
Majority came out to laud him for the courage to sensitize people on the global pandemic, bashing reports that he is chasing clout.
Speaking about his critics, Jimmy Gait stated:
People always see you as they are and they want to interpret everything according to what they understand, but that is not my problem. My message is home even if to five people. As an artiste, I cannot ignore things because I will be judged. ´It is okay for people to talk. I don´t take any offense, they can say whatever.´
I am not the weak guy I used to be. Now I am stronger and I will focus on the right thing. I will not cry again on TV, because they will always talk.
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