DJ Neptune has expressed his displeasure as regards the way DJs are treated in the country.
The ‘Shawa Shawa’ singer said that DJs are disrespected as against their musician contemporaries.
Embattled by the poor fee DJs earn, he compared DJs to musicians, making mention of a few.
“I can’t recoup what I spent on this project. Because I am a DJ, there is a limit to what I can do. I’m not an artiste that will get booked every weekend to perform my songs. DJs don’t really earn that much respect and fee that we are supposed to be earning despite the amount of time that we put in to it. We put in a lot of hours in the craft. The market value is not the primary goal”, he said.
He further explained that his album has not been able to achieve the success he expected because of this bias.
“If it was Wizkid or a Burna Boy that released that album, it would have gotten more likes than it has now. It will take only the few people who appreciate good music to appreciate that volume of music. Nigerians have not understood the concept of being a DJ. They just think it is about playing music so they don’t think I should release an album.”
He ended by saying they, DJs would keep up the struggle.
“I feel this is where the media comes in. They tend to focus more on artistes because some of them are fans of the artists or because they feel “let me focus more on these ones so we can get one or two things from them”, leaving projects or works that have good contents. But we will keep pushing”, the ‘Wait‘ singer said.