Throughout his decade-and-a-half long career, rapper Scientific has released social commentaries on the ills in society. Even his love songs have social sides to them.
Accordingly, as the 2017 general election approaches, Scientific has kicked off a peace campaign in the Township of West Point in anticipation of the likelihood that the upcoming election may not be free of violence.
While on the peace campaign, LIB Life spoke to the rapper about his new initiative.
LIB Life: Please tell us more about this Scientific for Peace 2017 initiative?
Scientific: I’m starting this Scientific for Peace initiative to plead with Liberians that no matter the outcome of next year’s election, no one should engage in violence. This is not about politics or anyone’s political ambition, but the love of Mama Liberia.
LIB Life: What difference do you think this initiative will make in the 2017 general election?
Scientific: It is difficult to achieve peace when people are hurt; but nothing is impossible. As a neutral person, I’m going to work tirelessly to make sure that peace is achieved. I believe that with this initiative, the young people will see the need to abstain from any form of violence.
LIB Life: What are your strategies for success? How will the peace message be carried out?
Scientific: Our campaign strategy includes hosting a free concert, which will be done in the entire political subdivision of Liberia with the message that Liberia is all we have; therefore it is very important for every Liberian to help maintain the peace.
Also, we are going to work with young people who will be our foot soldiers to continue carrying our message of peace.
We are going to use the media to help us spread this message, and also use missionary techniques by going into the communities to hold discussions with community dwellers. A jingle, banner and a single will be done to promote this noble cause.
LIB Life: A lot of time people start initiatives to enrich themselves, how will this Scientific for Peace initiative be different?
Scientific: My gain is peace for Liberia and once we have that in our nation everybody gains or benefits. I’m not concerned with enriching myself.
LIB Life: Who is sponsoring this initiative?
Scientific: Scientific for Peace is sponsored by me (Science Nation), Junda Morris Kennedy (my publicist) and WondaWorld.
LIB Life: Thanks for the interview, anything else you wanna add?
Scientific: I just want to tell Liberian people to vote wisely in the 2017 Election. And most of all, vote for peace. God bless our Nation.