Ding Dong has urged his fellow Jamaicans to stay inside amid the Corona crisis.
The Dancehall superstar had originally turned down calls to create a ‘corona’ dance move but has changed his tune.
According to Ding Dong, the issue was too serious to trivialize, but he found a way to spin it positively. The deejay says he has penned a track titled “Inside,” encouraging Jamaicans to remain quarantined.
“This song will show people that while it’s not ideal and none of us like the idea of being locked up in the house, it is the safest place at this time,” he said. “The song speaks about all the things you can do indoors to make it fun. As entertainers, we affi use our platform to send the message to the people. This virus is very serious and we affi buckle up in times like these.”
He added, “It’s madness what’s going on and we have a few numbers right now weh if it spread further, we inna problems out here because our system nuh built fi dis. In order to prevent things from getting outta control, the Government say stay in, and a dat me a encourage.”
The track and its accompanying music video will be released this weekend. He went on to say even the making of the video practiced the message of social distancing.
“I shot the music video with just myself and the director. I play all the roles in the video and it’s not an outdoor thing, everything was done inside,” he said. “Even the director had to fill out a form to detail his travel history before we worked together. I am serious about this thing so I followed all protocols.”