Singer and songwriter Stonebwoy says the accident that crippled him in one of his legs was caused by a car of a state institution.
According to the CEO of Burniton Music Group, the accident happened when he was 13 years while he was travelling back from Accra to Ashaiman after visiting his uncle with his father and sisters.
“I remember my mother had prepared waakye, and I was planning to eat it after a football match we had planned, but sadly, I never got to eat it. A police van caused the accident on our way back from Accra.
“My accident was caused by the state, and that was the last time I was whole,“ he told Rev Erskine on Y107.9 FM’s Y Leaderboard Series.
He said it was tough recovering from the accident but he was heartbroken because “the state did nothing to support me.”
Stonebwoy, who had won a visa lottery and was preparing to travel to the United States, had to lie on his back for two months.
“I was the youngest and smallest at the accident ward at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital then. I faced a tough time at the Hospital, and my mother had to sleep on the floor for six months.”
The multiple award-winning artiste described that phase of his life as tough, explaining that he had to miss his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
“My mother was doing her best to make sure I was alright, and my siblings were also supportive. It wasn’t easy for me as a young boy who was super active, but I had to accept the reality that I couldn’t run anymore, and I suffered a lot of ridicule from society.”
The ‘Putuu’ hitmaker got metal plates fixed inside his knee and “it was not easy for me as I had to hustle through all that as well.”
Not letting the accident prevent him from pursuing an education, he sat for his BECE a year after the accident, passed with flying colours and earned himself admission to Methodist Day Secondary School.
In 2016, the musician flew to USA to undergo a surgery to correct his knee.