Ghanaian musician Okyeame Kwame says physical stress endured by musicians is a recipe for heart attack. Musicians are noted for spending long hours in the studio trying to develop new ideas for their music.
Some travel around the country and beyond for concerts and hardly get any sleep during that period. This is a source of worry for hip life musician Okyeame Kwame, who is calling on fellow musicians to take their health issues more seriously.
Speaking exclusively to 3news.com, the rap ‘dacta’ stated that physical stress does have dire consequences on the health of musicians which usually results in heart attacks.
“Because of the nature of the show business in Ghana, an artiste who has a small team like I do and wants to make an impact will have to go to the studio and stay there all night, wake up at the time when corporate people are going to work to send his proposals.
“He works as a corporate person in the afternoon. At night when corporate people are resting, he is in the studio creating, and that is the recipe for heart attack”.
Okyeame Kwame further advised his colleague musicians to make time to rest, adding that artistes should stay off alcohol. “Let’s take some time off to rest, get professionals to handle things for us and let’s get help in connection with getting a doctor, stay off alcohol and most importantly hit the gym”.