Nigerian artists have been advised to reduce their use of bad or rather inadequate lyrics.
It is no new fact that music is one of the best ways to communicate and make an impact on people’s lives. Due to this fact, Nigerian artists have been called to order.
During the course of the headies award, which took place on the 19th of this month, artists were taken to school.
Nigerian comedian Godwin Komone, popularly known as “Gordons” admonished these artists to tone down the rate of “Get rich or die messages” they sent with their songs.
He said that the lyrics of an artist’s song furthers his career. He went on to buttress his point by talking about Popular Nigerian artists like Tuface Idibia aka 2baba. Who are still relevant in the music industry because of their rich lyrics.
Other personalities at the event also counseled artists to be creative and put in good lyrics that will take Nigerian songs global.
Another popular Nigerian artiste; Zakki Azzay also added to the issue
. He said;
“Nigerian music is already global as 50 percent of the music played outside the country are Nigerian songs but we still need good lyrics to preach the right message. We also need the government to support the music industry with infrastructure and policies, which will put the music industry at par with international standards,”
Thomas Amar-Aigbe, popularly known as DJ Sose, also said that Nigerian artistes should be careful not to lose focus while trying to follow the trend in the music industry.
His exact words were;
the lyrics of your songs should show the originality and passion in you. You can’t blow overnight, just stick to your style and you will get there.
Well, Nigerian artists, Yall heard! its time to go home and do your homework!!!.