Davido hit song “Skelewu” got the whole continent tapping their feet and dancing in unison but a school of thought believes all this is bad influence.
These days, all it takes to do music is a couple of rhythmic beats accompanied by perspiration hip swinging sound and you have a hit.
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Around the country, from buzzing speakers, today’s Nigerian music is replete with just anything but content. From Terry G’s Free Madness, Flavour’s Shake, Iyanya’s Your Waist, W4’s Control, D’ Prince’s Chop Banana to Dammy Krane’s Kunle, Wizkid’s Caro, Olamide’s Turn Up, Wande Coal’s Rotate, Kcee’sPullover, D’banj’s Don’t Tell Me Nonsense… the list is endless.
On the streets of Lagos, Port-harcourt and Abuja, every Nigerian youth wants to be a musician. He tells you about his “talent”. And when he senses an iota of doubt, he’s swift to remind you about the age of Davido and Wizkid. He’s even quick to throw his demo in your face. When you eventually succumb, you can’t but wonder about his brazen use of unending Onomatopoeia and Timaya’s legendary use of “O” in literary all his Songs.
In sharp contrast, artistes with content seldom headline the big shows. Who for instance knows the whereabouts of Asa? When was Time Dakolo’s last time out with Star Trek? Or even Cobhams Asuquo headlining say…wait for it …Kennis music fiesta!
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