Nigerian female rapper, Kel, has taken to social media to question the lack of support for local rappers in Nigeria.
Popular American rapper, J.Cole, recently visited Nigeria and had a sold out concert. Fans of the rapper had attended the show and in videos shared online, the show was amazing as fans sang along to both his new and old albums, word for word.
Well, in the light of this, Nigerian female rapper, Kel, has taken to social media to question this behaviour. Due to the fact that rap is believed to very selected genre in Nigeria with very few exponents, she wondered why Nigerians would rather support an international act rather than their local artistes.
In a series of tweets, she wrote: After witnessing J.Cole perform last night, with a basic band and DJ, and 2 backup singers, and seeing so many people rapping along to old and new songs (KOD), I'd like to ask, why exactly do we have a problem with rap music in Nigeria?
And by basic, I mean he had the regular band instruments; drums, keyboard, bass etc. Nothing too fancy. It was just him, the singers and a big stage with his mic stand.
I've never felt so proud and plenty confused to see so many people singing along. Even J.Cole was. Be didn't plan to do songs off KOD, but the fervor with which people were singing along urged him on. I'm talking jumping and rapping along, word for word.
After last night, you can't tell me Nigerians don't like rap music, cos this album was just released about a week ago. And then he Cole performed some old stuff, which people sang along to as well with just as much, even more enthusiasm
So again, I ask, why exactly do we have a problem with hip hop in Nigeria??? And I'm talking real hip hop? Why do we "shun" the hip hop artists we have over here? Why do we not support and love them as much?"
See the Twitter post below:
Kel who was once an active rapper in the Nigerian music industry, dropped hit singles like Wa Wa Alright and You Too Fine.
However, just like the other rappers who have either quit music or switched to a more lucrative genre, Kel has switched her focus to other entrepreneurial businesses.
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