My famous annual ‘Ashaiman to the World’ concert is not profitable as perceived by many in the public domain, says Reggae Dancehall Artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla known as Stonebwoy.
According to the multiple award-winning artists, the annual event is not grounds for personal gain but rather a charity event.
“I knew there should be an event that will open the way because Ashaiman is big but we weren’t often getting such events, on that standard, because those times, if we’d go to such events, it’d be FM stations organising them in Tema.”
“This show is free. It’s a charity show put together by me when we first started. We did up to the fourth edition and realised we could carry on. It’s my brainchild,” he said.
“I have support from the chief of the town, senior brothers, not biological, and the fans and this created the idea of Ashaiman to the World,” he explained.
The ‘Putuu’ hitmaker made the disclosure Thursday, September 1, 2022, on Accra FM, hosted by Nana Romeo.
He added that “Financially, if someone sitting somewhere says he’s seen a brand like Tecno and others on it and so I’ve gone to take the money and spent it, then that person, if he’s prominent and he’s important to we the organisers, we’ll take him backdoor and show him the details of the business but if it’s just a talker, talk is just air; they’re only sharing an opinion.”
“Sincerely, we can’t stop organising the concert because if we’ve been able, by God’s grace, to do it to this extent, we must fight every obstacle that will threaten it. One thing I’m keen about is that this is a show, I do for people to feel included: the ghetto youth, the rich, the poor. Everyone can come. There are VIP stands also,” the Bhim Nation president noted.
The ‘Ashaiman to the World’ concert is an annual music festival, which seeks to bridge the gap between the rich and poor.
This year’s event is scheduled to take place on Monday, 3 September 2022.