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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Nigerian Music: The Lyrics and the listeners

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?!!!!¡¡¡


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36 comments:

KEEPING UP WITH SDKB said...

God bless them all, they're really making us proud

James said...

Good to know

OluVee said...

Nice!

calabar Chick said...

At first i thought it was from Reuben Abati...lol!

blue Eyes not Ivy said...

way to go naija!

Shantelle's Empire said...

All these plenty grammar ontop music this early morning. Unto what na?
Poster who you epp?? You don chaw?

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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You like what you want and i like what i want... If you want lyrics then go listen to bez idacula, timi dacolu and the rest..... Naija got artiste with dope lyrics but they are not making wave but you people that likes opening your wide mouth to critisize artiste that dont meet up to your own STANDARD could be the change YOU think the Nigerian music needs... Rubbish hypocritics..
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

stranger said...

Madam/Sir, la wa o... bet you nor read am na. I dey wonder who you dey pray for.

LushGreen said...

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...LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Becky Divine said...

Who paid you for this mr writer? It is what it is
I love my Flavour of Africa lukwa Monday. Ijele 1 of Igboland
And i will keep buying nd listening to his music till i quench lol

Ghanaman said...

My dear, if na only me ehn, pple like Terry G for don off!



*ghanaman signing out*

#datFATuvwiegirl!!! said...

All I know is I lov me some Erigga (coupe decale crooner), anytime... anyday...

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Blaze said...

Was I supposed to read dat? Well not interested.

mynaked picture said...

I am all for wizkid I love him❤️.I have a huge crush on viktoh and olamide.Viktoh's Song mad jam be giving me bubbles it's on repeat oh graceeee.

naija dj said...

Wizkid, flavour, davido etc make music that make us stand up and dance. As Africans, that is very important for us, especially the women. We like to get up and dance and forget our sorrows. When we want to listen to lyrics, we listen to gospel music, and we still dance to it to.

Pls tell me what the lyrics are in gnam gnam style etc. What special lyrics are there in Vybz Kartel and Sean Paul's chanting?

naija dj said...

Wizkid, flavour, davido etc make music that make us stand up and dance. As Africans, that is very important for us, especially the women. We like to get up and dance and forget our sorrows. When we want to listen to lyrics, we listen to gospel music, and we still dance to it to.

Pls tell me what the lyrics are in gnam gnam style etc. What special lyrics are there in Vybz Kartel and Sean Paul's chanting?

Anonymous said...

In other words, Nigerians only club and twerk. That is the truth. Good stuff don't sell, only sex,Nyash and bwessss.
20 pages of Good news might get one or two comments but just a blurred picture of a woman with plenty bwesss will get hundreds of comments in 30mins.

EESAH (ORDINARY ME) said...

Well, me and my entire household choose not to listen to crappy music from crappy and empty individuals with nothing to offer than their empty walangolo sounds

Truly, you really can't give what u don't have.

Ibukunoluwa said...

Me wey won read am seff never chaw😩

Ibukunoluwa said...

But why my terry g😩

Ibukunoluwa said...

I can fit to die for viktoh's song
Maybe bcos na Edo boy as my mama na Edo
Skibi that is my ringtone 😂

PORTABLE VIV the beautiful n sexy queen of sdk blog said...

Good for them

Shantelle's Empire said...

Where you resurrect from?

Starjoy said...

Good for the people that can't do without their song to me

Serenity said...

Me too.

Serenity said...

He don naff? Who e serve?

Anonymous said...

Ghanaman, where have you been?

Tush baby said...

I love all flavors songs, his voice and tracks are so unique. He is super talented sings, writes, beats drum, play bass, guitar etc the dude is born to be a musician and will invite him to play mmege mmege, Ada Ada etc on my Trad day. Hey ogadi kpo kpo on that day

Godiya said...

Lol. No be only Timi Dacolu na Timi Dracula

XOXO said...

Coming from you eesah? You Dat is the king of crappy music?

Tush baby said...

True talk ijele 1 n'igbo Nile. The only musician i have ever bought his CD with my money.

Jack Brenda said...

Wow... Wow... Kuddos to them, indeed they are really making us proud

stunning slim shady said...

Kikikikiki @ calabar Chick's comment. I thot it's from Ecetra or Charles Novice.

grace sylvester said...

Jidenna to is contributing to this, his recent hit titled 'little bit more' is a fusion of afro beat, is one of President Obama Playlists

tender bee said...

Lmao

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