Gone are the days when we listen to sounds that inspires, but in this 20th century, music is nonsense.
Flashback to when we listen to the likes of the late Fela, King Sunny Ade, Victor Uwaifo, Majek Fashek, late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and more, well I guess you can tackle me saying this artists are not singing the genre of pop but keep shut! Sounds are sounds, Music is music in the early 20s we listened to 2face, Sound Sultan, Eedris Abdulkareem and more and the songs that these artists make is making sense.
Take a look this way, at the point of listening to songs created by these icons we actually within us relate it to something happening around or something you probably are going through and definitely at times getting the tips on how to solve these issues. That is what music is meant for but right now our sounds are no where to be found.
Nigerian music these days depicts nothing but nonsense, whereby songs are talking about all sort of immorality such as sexuality, hooliganism, material things and all sorts. View from this angle this type of songs tends to react on some young kids. When a child sits with earphones stucked to his ear and listen to songs with vulgar lyrics like; ‘Shake your bum bum, lemme give you condo’. And ‘if I catch I go stab you, I go kill you, I go wound you’. This tend to act on the boy or girl, then you the kid looks like the most exposed out of his pairs and go about looking at porno graphics on his/her mobile. Or rather the kid grow and engage in hooliganism whom at the end of the the day says his inspiration come from that artiste that sang with that lyrics.
Even when we switch to the music videos of nowadays is nothing to write home about. We see all such and different types of sexual and just everything immoral in these music videos. We don’t tend to make music great any longer in Nigeria. Even when an artiste wants to make party or danceable songs it should be made with common sense, you can make a good party song without stupid lyrics.
At this point in the Nigeria music line, I can vividly say no more music what we listen to now is the beat/instrumentals, artists just make songs the producer give them a monster beat then your song is a HIT ! that’s the major KEY in Nigerian music. Which is not meant to be, the stupid thing is that even when foreign songs are played in the country producers, disc jokey’s change the beat and tempo of the songs and at the end of the day covert a slow and great song to a fast and miniature song.
The funniest thing is that these artists don’t get inspiration, what they need is the beat and they are up there in the studio to record sh*ts only few of them have inspiration and at the end of the day if they get to put out the song for download it won’t be a hit like the song that has the up tempo beat.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. – Plato
98% of music in Nigeria has no moral in it.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. – Lao Tzu
Lol, Lao not in Nigeria
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. – Martin Luther
In Nigeria keh??
I just pray the next generation of Nigerian music stars will change, that’s the only way the scene can grown once again.
Written By TeshOla | @its_TeshOla