Multiple award winning reggae and dancehall musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy has advised that the youth especially should try and pursue their born talents and not only focus on formal education.
The dancehall artiste was in an interview with Hitz Fm’s Frankie on Sunday.
He was sharing his days before he started doing music professionally and disclosed that he holds a degree in marketing from the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) in Accra. He added that he was awarded last year for being a contributing alumnus to the school.
As monitored by ghlinks.com.gh, the hero hit maker said only formal education isn’t a sure way to success. He mentioned that there are a couple of people out there who wish to attend school and have a formal education but can’t afford it due to lack of money. Again, there could be people out there who wish to have a university type of education but also can’t afford. He entreated these sets of people to look outside the expenses and find a more affordable means of getting educated. “It’s not only formal education that works. If you don’t get the opportunity you can always learn a vocation or something. That would also be formal in a way.”
Stonebwoy told Frankie that the most important thing in life is to find what is hidden within yourself as a human being and make it materialize. Using himself as an example, he said he knew a long time ago that he would be a musician someday because he loved music so he chased it and it has paid off. “If you find what is within you and it’s worth pursuing, that’s what you have to do.”
He further stated that everyone has a different path to success, and that’s why he most at times feels reluctant to put out his way as the way to go.