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Two Angry Nigerians discuss the Nigerian Music Industry
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:53:49 PM »
They seem to have the same complains that we are having regards our soca artists singing nonsense.
Have a listen to the discussion let us know if you think the Nigerians are having the same issues that we are having in the Soca industry.

Two Angry Men - "Fans Against Stupid Nigeria Musicians!"
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5awTRzE6irI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5awTRzE6irI</a>

The Nigerian music industry is the largest and most popular music scene in Africa - with singles and albums now selling in their millions across not just Nigeria but America and the UK.

But as the industry grows, so to do some of the problems, and Nigeria's most controversial show - Two Angry Men - dey vex serious at what they call the 'musical pretenders' and style of 'Commercial Music'.

"95% of Nigerians songs now are not what you can put on in moments of sober reflection - make I sit and listen to the lyrics and let the music move you," says James. "They are the type you go fit dance for club."

"Some artists should be shot, mutilated or their tongues cut out!" says Harry.

In the video, both James and Harry name a variety of artists that are good ... and bad! The problem, they say, is that too many people are trying to cash in on the success and sweat of the professional Nigerian musicians and artists. This has led to a glut of one-hit wonders with little meaning except to earn quick cash.

"The listeners should form a mafia - Fans Against Stupid Musicians - and we will withdraw plenty peoples licences," says James.

"It's not popular music - Nigerians don coin the term 'Commercial music'," says James.

"Consistency is what matters in this music industry," says Harry, as he names TuFace as an example of an artist releasing consistently good music.

The biggest musicians of Nigeria's music industry include D'Banj, TuFace, P-Square - and their albums and music reach an audience of millions across the world.

"My biggest problem with the Nigeria music industry is that these people are responsible for the mental degradation of our young people! No one is exempt," says James.

"These people when they sing - there's melody, instrumentals but there is supposed to be lyrics or a message," says James.

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Re: Two Angry Nigerians discuss the Nigerian Music Industry
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 07:22:13 PM »
I wonder if the soca artistes at home aware of the potential market here? their most popular dude - tuface biting groovy soca, dancehall and reggae HARD. I'm sure lots of artistes in trini could do better. But it will take a tiny ounce of vision, a trip to nigeria to understand what the people thinking about, maybe one or two words in hausa, igbo or yoruba. But then that is thinking outside the box. Lewwe wait for america to "appreciate" we music then they go all make it big.

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Re: Two Angry Nigerians discuss the Nigerian Music Industry
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 09:48:12 PM »
I wonder if the soca artistes at home aware of the potential market here? their most popular dude - tuface biting groovy soca, dancehall and reggae HARD. I'm sure lots of artistes in trini could do better. But it will take a tiny ounce of vision, a trip to nigeria to understand what the people thinking about, maybe one or two words in hausa, igbo or yoruba. But then that is thinking outside the box. Lewwe wait for america to "appreciate" we music then they go all make it big.
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Re: Two Angry Nigerians discuss the Nigerian Music Industry
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 01:05:20 PM »
times different now..when fela sang his songs times were radically different.  nowadays the bling style is worldwide, the live fast, get rich or die trying ethos...so music will tend to reflect that.