The Dangers Of Drug Abuse: David Jones’ “Onye Ara”

By Ikenga Chronicles February 18, 2018

The Dangers Of Drug Abuse: David Jones’ “Onye Ara”

African creative artistes often times use their craft to address pressing issues in their societies. In fact, a journey through the history of the African creative industry will reveal how from time immemorial, art has always been bent to address societal issues.

From our tales, told under the bright moonlight, through the community art of Mbari, to the creative works of Chinua Achebe, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Oswald Mtshali, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, etc, art has continued to serve as a medium through which African issues are addressed.

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In this week’s episode of “Africa Roars”, we bring to you the visuals of David Jones David’s song “Onye Ara”. The song, focuses on the now predominant and deadly issue of gross drug abuse by African youths. David Jones David, blends South African rhythm with contemporary Nigerian Afro-beat sounds, to address the effect of drug abuse.

Coming at a time when most young African musical artistes have chosen to promote vices and ignore social needs, David Jones’ song is timely. It is a great song that is educative and instructive.

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Kindly share this with as many of our young people as you can.

Have a great week.

Nnaemeka Oruh ( @Oruhnc)