Made Men Music Group’s first lady, Emma Nyra has acknowledged that some of the music that pervades our airwaves today lacks depth.
The beautiful singer whose real names are Emma Chukwugoziam Obi in a recent interview with Potpourri, also explained what actually sells in the Nigerian musical industry.
According to her,“I agree that nowadays music lacks lyrical content especially commercial music because that’s what sells.
The African market as a whole thrives on music that makes you dance but lyrical content is still appreciated. Music should not be all about beats but at the same time, as a musician it is important to focus on your market and to give the people what they like to hear”
On the issue of difference in affluence between the old and the new, Emma Nyra wouldn’t take sides, instead she asserted that it was the musician of old that paved the way for the younger ones.
“I believe that the musicians of the past have paved the way for musicians like me to have structure within the industry which allocates funds to be generated indefinitely for us. My idea of good music is music that is evergreen.”
Runtown real names Douglas Jack Agu has stated that new generation musicians are better than their predecessors.
The singer who is popular for hits like ‘Gallardo’, ‘Domot’ and so on, believes that the Nigerian musicians of this era are far better than musicians of old in music and lifestyle.
In his own words,
“We’rebetter than those people, we are fresher. I think then, they had more lyrical content but their sound production was poor.
Past musicians didn’t dwell on generic sounds and generic names; we had a lot of great songs especially from the 80s.
They’re the ones that inspired us, people like Fela, not just their music but their lifestyle too. Fela is a human activist so even if you’re not a musician, you learn a lot of stuff from Fela.”
Busta Rhymes had a nasty wound on his head after a freak accident on stage.
The popular rapper fell off stage in New York as he performed as a surprise guest on O.T Genesis show at Webster hall.
He started his hit song “Coco” while banging his head when he lost balance and fell head first into the crowd.
He was later taken back stage in a bloody mess and treated but never came back on stage. He later let fans know via social media that he was fine. He wrote,
“I salute all calls from family and friends makin’ sure I’m good. Just 4 the record I’m super good!! When U love what U do and ur passionate about winning u go hard!!! We done fell off stages and broke limbs while performing and kept going!!! We stay on Level 10. We always will be on 10!!
We just took 1 step 2 far off the stage and that was it!! Shit happens but I love it cause we live it!!”