Do you know that Afro-beat and other Nigerian Genres of music will, in a short while become among the world's leading genre of music? Yea, big ups to the awesome songsters and songstresses in Nigeria for placing the Nigerian Music among the global brands.
Trailblazing I think.
Now, there's a prevalent perception Nigerians have, regarding the kind of songs that is being done in the country lately: some are convinced that the songs are crappy because they lack significant and scintillating lyrics, others posit that artistes have taken away the passion and rich meaning which a good song should project, and it's being replaced with music fraught with lasciviousness, falseness and profligacy.
Well I do believe they are all in the affirmative, and not really out of place, but guess what: a pundit once said "A Government is a reflection of its people" thus, I think Nigerian secular music is the total reflection of our desires, demands and livelihood, and the songs are one yardstick to measure the extant ills and decadence in our society.
Now, to buttress, Flavour has a knockout voice, Wizkid is awesome with the crowds, Don Jazzy is the Lord of the beats, Phyno and Olamide are both adroit with indigenous punchlines, and of course, they are to feed off from their talent, and like businessmen, they too, want to make profit, and basic economics necessitates you supply what is largely demanded, hence you make profit by delivering popular demand.
Popular demand by the way at its basic level of understanding, is what the audience yearn and call for. Which in this case, we are the society, and we are supplied with the exact kind of commodity we demand, which unfortunately and quite ironic, is what we call CRAPPY and RUBBISH. So in essence, we pay, and demand for crappy and rubbish because we ARE a Crappy and Rubbished people.
And that's why good acts like Asa, Ric Hassani, GT the Guitarman, BeZ Idakula et al will never get the required incentive and recognition for doing great music, consequently they will not be on our popular preference.
Am not saying it's in totality, though, it's just generic and of course is controvertible, but it's high time you stopped reprobating Naija songs and goad it into something you want to appreciate as good music.
If we start recognising, demanding and paying for good and significant lyrics, our stars, are much more than what you will decide as capable to provide us with, and in boatload, which won't b possible, because the songs won't fit for clubbing and TWERKING purposes. That's pathetic now isn't it?!!!!¡¡¡