- Nigerian media personality Emma Ugolee has spoken out about some concerns in the music industry
- In a lengthy post, he recounted how the music industry was very diverse in terms of successful stars from different parts of the country
- Ugolee stated that in recent times, the top music stars trending are all from the southwest
It is no news that Nigeria is home to many ethnic groups who despite the insecurities in the country, have managed to cohabit. With this comes the different genres in music from stars across the country.
Media personality, Emma Ugolee, recently brought to light an issue that has been on his mind about the music industry. According to him, music stars from the past who rocked shows, each came from different parts of the country.
In his lengthy post on Instagram, he stated that these stars came to Lagos from their various states of origin and still managed to make it in the music industry. However, things appear to have changed in recent times as this is no longer the case.
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According to Ugolee, the top 10 music artistes currently reigning in Nigeria are all from the southwest. In his post, he questioned why this is the case and wondered whether the music industry which is centered in Lagos, isn't as welcoming to non-Lagosians as it was known to be in the past.
Part of his post reads: "The problem isn't coming to Lagos anymore, it's being accepted by Lagos. Seems like the open arms have been folded.
Why is Erigga not a hiphop household name in Lagos? Was rap music from the middle belt and north produced only from the era of swatroot & did it end with MI & Icepeince?
Does the media still show the same unbiased love we used to? Do music awards go to non-Lagos acts? I speak not of a handful of exceptions. On a grand national scale as it used too, the question is, ....IS NIGERIA STILL represented IN SOUND, LANGUAGE AND MELODY OF MAINSTREAM MUSIC?"
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Meanwhile, the years 2010 and 2011 were some of the best years for Nigerian singer, Gabriel Oche Amanyi better known by his stage name, Terry G as his music was enjoying massive airplay. However, he had a lot of critics who neither loved his songs nor his lifestyle.
In a recent interview with Channels News Television, he described himself as the Jesus of Nigerian music. Explaining further, he stated that he set the pace for the present trend in the Nigerian music industry.
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