- Etcetera has stated that tribalism is one of the major issues in the Nigerian music industry
- The veteran singer's comment comes after media personality, Emma Ugolee's post about most music stars of today being from the southwest
- According to Ugolee, this was not the case in the past as music acts from different states shone brightly
Earlier on, Legit.ng reported the news of how media personality, Emma Ugolee, stated that music stars from the past who rocked shows, each came from different parts of the country but today, the industry is dominated by music stars all from the southwest.
Responding to this, veteran singer, Etcetera, took to the comment section to not only agree with him but also point out the reasons for the one-sidedness. According to him, the industry is now soaked in tribalism.
Etcetera stated that for one to get ahead in the industry, they needed to be associated with top music stars running the music scene who are all southwest acts. Using Phyno as an example, he stated that no matter how well Phyno's shows perform, he won't get as much recognition as a southwest act.
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He wrote: "There's nothing wrong with your assertion bro.. We are all aware of what is going on..save for those living in denial and those benefiting from the madness. We all know that this SHAM some call Entertainment Industry in Nigeria today (Lagos in particular) is now SOAKED in TRIBALISM.
Ask yourself why all of a sudden the top artists now are all Yorubas???... And why the Likes of Phyno will fill a 40k capacity stadium and get half the media buzz as his Southwest counterpart who only does a 10k Arena?? Is it not a sad precedent that artists from other parts of the country are complaining that for your songs to gain traction in Lagos Air-waves or before you are invited to perform at certain quarters in the city, you have to be an Adeleke, Dayo, Aziz, Omoniyi, Yemi, Seyi or Tiwa??... •
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Does talent and hard work that should position artists generally, regardless of region, not matter anymore??? Is talent and hard work why these Southwest artists in the top 15, stand over the likes of Tuface, Timaya, Flavor, Phyno, Omawunmi, Waje, MI and Duncan Mighty?? Even Nollywood that used to be known as a Southeast originated and led Industry now wears a Yoruba face. With the biggest players, directors and Movies all from the same Southwest clan."
According to him, this too will fail like every other tribalistic venture.
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Meanwhile, one Nigerian celebrity who seems to have stood out in the past year for his music, as well as fashion sense, is Grammy-nominated Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy.
The On The Low crooner has become an icon for Alte looks and he pulls them off well. Another thing Burna Boy is known for is the love he has for his mother who also serves as his manager, Bose Ogulu.
In a recent post on Instagram, the singer shared some new photos with his mum, looking stunning as always.
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