Reggae artist I-Wayne is asking the local music industry to promote more music with positive content in order to reduce the rate at which society is drifting into a path of immorality.
According to the reggae artist, known to be an advocate against prostitution, violence and other ills in society, though reggae music is regaining popularity, smut is still overpromoted in the media.
When accused of using music to influence negativity, many artists are known to use the popular excuse that music is art imitating life and is not a causal factor in the prevalence of crime, violence and immorality.
However, I-Wayne believes artists who use that excuse to defend their production of music with lewd content are hypocritical.
According to I Wayne, the same artists who argue that songs with violent content do not influence society, will also tell you that positive music will influence positive behaviour whenever that excuse suits the promotion of a song with positive content.
I-Wayne says if positive music can influence positive behaviour, then negative music is just as influential.
I-Wayne also blames some radio DJs for ignoring positive songs while emphasising violence and immorality. He says music is like hypnosis to its listeners.
I Wayne also rubbished another common excuse made by some DJs and recording artists who claim that lewd music is what the people want.
He says artists and DJs are the ones who are creating the need when they create and promote content that is unacceptable.
The singer also believes recording artists and DJs have a social responsibility whether they want to admit it or not.