A popular Nigerian artiste, Reminisce, says making good beats for songs is more important in in Nigeria than lyrical content of songs.
On a Channels Television’s programme, Rubbin’ Minds, on Sunday, Reminisce said that the development was as a result of the fact that Nigerians do not listen to songs to see if the lyrics are okay or not.
“Nigerians don’t research to know things about an artist. They don’t even read about an artiste. All they want is to dance and listen to the beat of a song.
“And they are the ones we want to satisfy so we give them what they like,” he said.
The artiste, who studied Purchasing and Supply at the Kwara State Polytechnic, stressed the need for education, saying he had to go to school at a point in his life.
He said that the Nigerian music industry was changing and that it was for good.
Nigerian pop singer, Waconzy has emphasized the need for fellow musicians to create music that has meanings and positive messages.
The good looking ‘Celebrate’ crooner, while appearing as guest on ‘Rubbin’ Minds, spoke about his life, the businesses he is involved with outside the entertainment industry and his music in comparison with other artistes.
Waconzy is most popular for the track ‘Celebrate’, and when asked about his view on being tagged a “one hit wonder”, he replied, “everybody has his mouth and you can say whatever you want to say…when there is no news then it’s bad news but it’s wrong when you say I am a one hit wonder because I’ve got so many hit songs”.
He went on to list several songs he had recorded as hit songs including his recently recorded collaboration with American singer ‘Truth Hurts’. He claimed: “a lot of times I have got this challenge of knowing which song I’m going to perform on stage”.
The Port-Harcourt raised artiste went further to declare himself as “Super Man” in an industry that has many artistes with similar lyrics. This was in response to a question about how he distinguishes himself among other artistes.
He claimed that his songs had good lyrical content and would live after him. “I don’t want to do my music because I wanna make all the money out of my music. I can as well make money from my company. My music must be there even when I’m gone.”
He further said: “I don’t believe in all these stuff these little children do these days. They do songs they don’t have meaning, they just wanna make noise, this is bull sh*t you know.”
With Ebuka probing further into the identity of the little children he considers as noise makers, Waconzy responded by mentioning Olamide, Timaya, Davido among some of the artistes who make hit songs but do not make music.
He advised artistes to embrace hiring song writers if they could not do the job themselves.
The interview wasn’t all about condemnation of his colleagues though as he commended artistes like Tiwa Savage, Waje, Bez, Tuface Idibia He stated that their music contained good lyrics and would remain evergreen.
Watch the video for more on Waconzy’s personal opinions about Tonto Dike, Terry G, D’Banj and many other Nigerian artistes.
Mavin records producer, Michael ‘Don Jazzy’ Ajereh, caused mother luck to shine on some of his twitter followers on Tuesday by asking for their account details after they complained that they were broke. Almost immediately, five followers who received deposit alerts tweeted back at him in appreciation.
Don Jazzy said “I do not want this to be perceived as a public relations stunt. I prefer to do my things in a quiet manner. I have sent money before but because this was on timeline it got public. It just so happened that some of them requested for money. It was on the spur of the moment and not planned at all. Many others have asked for advice, record deals and many different things, I just try and do the little I can.”
One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Adeyemi, claimed that he recieved N100, 000 from the producer. Another follower, @tweetlawunmi, expressed her gratitude in a tweet saying, “Thank You. Thank you! Thank You! God bless you abundantly. The gesture has spurred frenzy on Twitter, as numerous persons have been asking Jazzy for money, giving various reasons.
Although some may see this as a publicity drama, Jazzy says he is only trying to put smiles on the faces of his fans.