No to the composition, production and dissemination of immoral songs: let’s save our children.
Music, the art that allows man to express himself through sounds, has or should have an ethical and moral dimension.
In the past, music was the ideal tool to educate, soften morals, reduce stress, give comfort, warn etc…
As a result, some great voices have impacted and continue to impact the lives of millions of people around the world through the messages their songs convey. This is all the more true because even years later, we enjoy listening to them over and over again.
One could quote in this register without being exhaustive: the late Gnonnas Pédro, Agélique Kidjo; Mariam Makéba, the late GG Vikkey, the Almighty Poly Rythmo,Ignace Don Metock, Don Moen, Nana Mouskouri, John Migan, Angel Ahouangonou, The Late Soglo Appolinaire etc… it is obvious that these illustrious singers mentioned belong to both the old and the new generation.
This indicates the importance for each song composed not only of the container (the melody) but also and above all of the content (the lyrics).
Unfortunately, in recent years musical perversity has reached records never before equalled. Some so-called musical artists no longer have any limits; they sing anything and everything. They magnify theft, rape, banditry etc. they continually promote sex. They praise debauchery and preach physical violence. Some of them sing with shameful pride the occult practices and promote them through their songs.
We will not be able to obscure the rules of musical accounts with verbal violence, outrageous words, to the limit rubbish.
There is no need for us to name names; it would give these outlaws an importance they are far from having.
The tragedy is that these enormities sung by these shameless individuals and of approximate education are broadcast in discos, broadcast during private or even public events; are posted on social media; and worse on some media that contribute to iniquity. Some promoters or directors of educational institutions even commit the crime of sometimes inviting these social divorcees to places of knowledge during so-called cultural days.
One of the consequences of this is the corruption of the education of adolescents, young people and especially children, yet the flower and nursery of any nation. Indeed, by listening to this filth, some children end up memorizing the words and take them back in chorus at school, in the streets sometimes at home in front of parents who have resigned. These carefree and still unconscious children unfortunately take for truth the lyrics of the so-called songs whose authors themselves, aware of their forfeiture sometimes take care to veil their identity.
What is even more worrying is the culpable silence of regulators, which should in principle play a sentinel role.
While we rightly denounce the teaching of sex in elementary school, we are also entitled to denounce the perversion of our children through immoral songs.
We condemn both these perverse individuals who call themselves artists; the production companies that condone this dirty work; all those who are in charge of disseminating, but also the regulatory structures that make the policy of the ostrich thus allowing gangrene to evolve. In any case, the NGO FAITH vehemently denounces musical immorality and calls for widespread awareness followed by harsh sanctions.
We therefore call on legislators for much stricter regulation and for the public authorities to impose exemplary and uncompromising sanctions. In doing so, we will have managed to save current and future generations from disaster.
What children will we leave to this land?
So let’s all say together;
No to the apologies of sexual immorality through music!
No to verbal violence through music!
No to the promotion of banditry, alcoholism and smoking through music!
No to medical inequity!
No to the perversion of our children!
Let us all get together so that at last this will change; Let’s save our children.