Fast rising Navrongo Dancehall artiste, Kampeh Nelson, known in showbiz circles as Nelo, has released a single, Tramol, highlighting the destructive effects of Tramadol abuse and calling on the youth to put an end to the menace.
In the new single, the artiste who is himself a Nurse strongly cautions the youth to refrain from overdosing the pain relief medication for reasons other than its right purpose. He further advises addicts to be mindful of the devastating repercussions the abuse can have on their health in the long run.
The thought provoking new single is produced by in-house engineer of Savannah Records, Kobby Beatz and it debuts this week Saturday, May 19th, 2018.
The artiste in an interview ahead of the release of the song mentioned that the love he has for his fans, coupled with the wide spread abuse of Tramadol in the country inspired him to come out with the single. He added that being a health worker, it dawn on him to do something to help save the situation.
“Abusers of Tramol have in recent times taken it to another level by overdosing the medication for other purposes. Addicts take doses as high as 500mg or more at a go. The level it has reached is so alarming and the situation is very much worrying. So as an artiste who loves my fans, as a health worker who has a better i need to help end the menace.
“And the best way I can do that is to create awareness through my songs”. He said.
In the interview, the artiste notes that the fight against the menace is a collective responsibility which demands the attention of all. He has therefore called on parents, traditional authorities, Ghana Health Service, the Health Ministry and NGOs to help do more in curbing the situation that is fast becoming a national threat.
He also hints of an awareness program he intends to undertake within the Kasena-Nankana Municipal Assembly to educate the youth on the dangers of drug abuse. He hopes to achieve this through engagement with community members at durbars grounds. He called for support from the Assembly to help in his project.
Nelo has carved a niche for himself in the hearts of many music enthusiasts since his break into the Upper East music scene in 2010. He has several records to his credit and is known for hit songs such as Besem, Hurting we, Ku yi vwa mo, Anutua etc. He also has done collaborations with Willy Young Delate, Marcel, Fase 2, Alapta Wan, Zazzy Kundivi and some of the best musicians the region can boast of. He recently did some collaboration with Iwan and Ras Benz of Burkina Faso which will soon be released.
He has performed at a number of events both in the region and outside the region including NAMUFEST, Miss Navrongo, Miss GNMTA, Miss Bosco and at many Happy Man Bitters events across the country.
In the Ghanaian Music industry, Nelo says he takes great inspiration from Iwan, Stonebwoy and Episode who he looks forward to working with Stonebwoy and Episode in the future.
Tramadol, popularly referred to as Tramol among its abusers is a pain relief medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is also a central nervous system depressant, which can slow down brain activity and function and can lead one into confusion, loss of consciousness, brain damage, respiratory depression, liver disease and renal dysfunction.
Tramadol should be used under the prescription of a medical professional.
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