Elephant Man says he is wiser following his time in quarantine.
The Dancehall superstar recently completed his 14 days in-home quarantine and says the experience taught him a lot.
“Me get time to meditate pan a whole heap a things weh a gwaan and really open me eyes to how dangerous this virus yah is,” he told The STAR.
“I been paying more attention to the news and it make me see this is bigger than I thought. The biggest lesson I’ve learnt is that this pandemic is crazy, and I just have to say big-ups to the prime minister and the Ministry of Health, because they are doing a great job. I get to see a lot of things going on all over the world and Jamaica is really handling this situation well.”
The deejay says he was alarmed after seeing how the virus devastated places such a New York and Italy.
According to Elephant Man, he plans to shed light on the pandemic through his music. The deejay says he has been busy in the studio and has already recorded a track titled “Di Cure.”
“My time away gave me the chance to write a lot, and this was one of the songs I did. From yuh hear the song you know this is a man weh really a see things for what they are now. Me put pen to paper and just do supmn weh make sense. By seeing certain things weh happen, me just wah do my part now to educate people,” he said. “So inna di intro, yuh will hear me a say people fi stay in because this thing yah serious. We affi protect wi self and wi families. You nah go feel good if yuh nuh do the right thing and yuh end up affect others.”
Last month Elephant Man was charged with breaching the Immigration Act. The deejay was heavily criticised after he withheld critical information from immigration officers following his return to Jamaica from Germany.
Despite the controversy, Elephant Man says he is staying positive and just looking forward.
“I’m just staying positive because with what’s going on right now, we need as much positive energy as possible. We done a face enough problems and negativity, and so we just a try fight that with some good.” Me know people nuh wah live wid ‘if me did know’, so we just affi do the right things and keep we minds focused on doing good.”