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Rocky J Encourages Upcoming Artist To Pursue Education Before Music

Rocky J, a member of the of the ‘Side view entertainment Music Empire’ is a South Sudanese dancehall artist who views education as paramount to to a better life.

Rocky J Encourages Upcoming Artist To Pursue Education Before Music
From left to right; Kenno, Stuaffy, Rocky J, Samse Sam posing for a photo after their performance[Photo by Gilbert Modi]

By Modi Gilbert

YEI, 17 February 2016 [Gurtong] - The Singer of the hit song, ‘Bamba de dufa ta Yabba’ and Kenno Medicator of ‘Da Sparta Land Music’ visited Yei to perform a few days after Valentine’s Day.

This would be the second time that the two perform in Yei since the beginning of the year.

During an interview with Gurtong, Rocky J took the opportunity to advise all those aspiring to become artist to first and foremost get an education.

Many have dropped out of school to pursue a music career but not all have flourished in the industry.

For that reason Rocky J says that despite wanting to become a well-known artist you must attend school and have some basic education.

He further noted that with music one is bound to meet different people of different levels to interact with.

“They must at least attend school before you start your music career. You have to face the black board for a couple of years so that you don’t shame yourself one day” he said “this country is not remaining like this, one time we shall have everything, we shall think big, we shall have big things in the country.”

“As an artist you need to know some English of course, If you go to London, when you go to Denmark or wherever they don’t know ‘kef’ they don’t know ‘ya sabi’, so my advice to the upcoming artist is that-go to school and learn.”

The dancehall entertainer also mentioned numerous challenges affecting the music industry in South Sudan but mentioned production of music in South Sudan as the biggest challenge.

Kenno on his part encouraged the youth to be hard working to boost the development of the country.

“We have to develop the nation, we have to be hard working people, we don’t not need to be lousy, we have to struggle for whatever earns us a living” said Kenno.


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