Every local, juju, or traditional, afro and Fuji Musicians/Artistes are with proves jazz men who are in other words fortified by these traditional power, dine and wine with those in charge as guardians/custodians (priests). You know why? It’s because they love, cherish, adore and respect so much traditions and custom and of cause, don’t tell me that you don’t know that when a man believes so much and respect his tradition, he’ll do everything to protect and gain immensely from it.
Hence, you see King Sunny Ade, Oliver DeCoque (late), Chief Osita Osadebe, Sir Shina Peters, Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Sons, Dr Victor Owaifo, Sir Victor Olaiya, Chief Bright Chinezie, Ednar Okoli, Christy Essien Ibekwe, Christ Okotie, Felix Liberty, Mike Okri, Yinka Ayefele, Chief Aruna Ishola and Son, Chief Ayinde Marshal K1 de Ultimate, King (Alhaji) Saheed Oshupa (Obanla 1), Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Barrister Wasiu Ayinde, Ayinla Omowura, Kayode Fashola, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti. Onyeka Onwenu, Innocent 2Baba Idibia, Eedris Abdul Kareem etc are those Artistes/Musicians who have made great impacts, laid down legacies, epic Singers, Legends, and icons, famous and wealthier than you can ever imagine all through music.
They were too traditional to be deceived by any particular religion, that has become one of the major reasons for the global crisis and terrorism.
But, have you ever asked why these great people of Nigeria/Africa have been able to make it this far in spite of all odds, government harassment and numerous arrests whenever they pour out their minds in fight against our bad and intransparent system of ruling in our country Nigeria (Giants of Africa).
Despite all these and so many challenges they encounter in Nigeria (as a result of our government negligence towards the music/entertainment industry unlike western countries especially America), they still scale through, they came, they saw, and, they conquered as they never gave up, irrespective of the govt negligence and harassments/illegal arrests.
YOU KNOW WHY?
It is because they were very brave and courageous men, knowing that if a man is courageous enough and fears no man, he’ll be able to always stand on his words knowing they’re truths. If you’re brave and courageous enough, in a nutshell, all men will be same and equal to you and you would always want them to be well treated as such and not with disdains and otherwise.
So, they were using their music/songs to change Nigeria/Africa and the world at large and these bad Leaders (who can still be found in our current government, but thank God at least we still have hope for a very long time in the country on PMB & few of his cabinet members to help restore our lost hope, at least to help clear our doubts that for once we can trust on our Leaders and Govt to making this country a “Giant of Africa” again). Because they know when you truly believe in something, you should gain something and protection from it (even though, some are too scary and of coz too evilish that whatever you think you got from believing and worshipping these great traditions boomerang, some will call them…some say they have gods they worship. Abeg nor be me write this one o…smiles)
They know no man can kill or suffer them permanently, except it is divine. Self beliefs!
These Iconic and Legendary Musicians/Artistes I call Saviours of Nigeria Music Industry. They’re/were Heroes/Heroines of music.
But, I think some of our new generation of Musicians/Artistes are also trying and even harder and which have helped pushed Nigeria Music Industry to second spot in the world.
Thanks to the likes of (randomly)Lagbaja, Innocent 2Baba Idibia, Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, King Saheed Osupa, Psquare, D’banj BangaLee, Sound Sultan, Don Jazzy, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Dagrin, Davido Adeleke (who just got Sony signed mega deal, what a great feat and record-breaking he had made/created), Wizkid Ayo Balogun, Olamide Badoo, M.I Abaga, Jesse Jagz, Eedris Abdulkareem, Ice Prince Zamani, Patoranking Nnaemeka, Phyno, Adekunle Gold, Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage, Asa, Sean Tizzle, Oritse Femi, G-Mag, Dj KTAM etc.
Today, Nigeria is second in the world after America! Thank God for giving us this feat which is collectively achieved by the aforementioned Artistes/Musicians through good songs/music and not shits like some wack Artistes who also claim to be good artistes and stars sing.
I guess, I have written more than expected to, but I just need few seconds from you to read this simple messages I intend passing through this article, i.e to simply try To sing good music, that’s if you must sing!
With good music, with inspirational and motivational messages the general public and the younger generations especially can still get recognise, respect and still pay anything just to see you on any kind of stage! Let’s try singing:
i). Songs that can change man’s minds poor, and greedy mentalities.
ii). Songs that campaign against bad governance, religion and ethnic crisis/wars.
iii). Songs that give hopes to the hopeless.
iv). Songs that heal!!!
The bitter truth is, we are very tired of songs with negative messages and vulgar languages. Songs I can not even as an entertainment person play where my children are or in the presence of my Pastor or church members, coz I wouldn’t want them to start seeing me as a bad person through the kinda music I listen to.
At a time like this (hope you get what I mean?), all what we should be listening to are music/songs that inspire, motivate and life-changing, with better influences, and not the other way round.
Enough of all these pangolo (noisy music with no sense) shits! With good music, who says you can’t make it big and even very BIG?
2Baba Idibia, with good music till date (plus his other good attitudes that are also of great help…) has made it so very BIG!
Eedris Abdukareem, Oritse Femi, Sound Sultan, Dagrin (late), Sean Tizzle and even Timi Dakolo have all made it very big by singing good music. So, why can’t you make it with good music?
Having said all these, the faults still boil down on the Consumers; and who are the Consumers?
Of cause, we (the Listeners) are!
Because, if we can start supporting them (Uprising Acts) by paying more attention/focus in them, encourage and empower (the Parents, friends, and even the government should play major roles here) them, I believe that if they get all these required supports from the general public, they’ll surely deliver to us what we expect from them, thus reducing the numbers of bad songs around abd thereby changing the. #society for better!
Thank you so much for your time with #KingJoseph
(omo Iya Jossy OlobeOyin)…ohh but pls, I need your help with the title, I didn’t know the suitable one for this write-up.
King Joseph (the Strategist)