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Music on the rise

The music industry gained momentum as different artistes, and record label were springing up. The industry has become business venture. The depth, the abilities to make music has taken music from Nigeria to boundaries.
With different genre, Nigerian artiste’s make music from a variety of spaces, fusing sounds across genres to make the best melodies.
Within the industry, pop music has a place with history; artistes replicate different style, flow and delivery to now vibe. With the likes of Tu Baba, P Square, Flavour, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Omawumi, Waje, Tekno, Wande Coal, Davido, which have succeeded in giving Nigerians new vibe, and flavor to song production.
While the up-an-coming artistes are still struggling to grace the stage, only a few percentage of them have find a way to the big stage one of such is Simi. She has demonstrated that hard work pays. She has had a remarkable year. The X3M Music Queen started the year on a very good note with the release of the song, Smile For Me and later Joromi.
Apart from her, Yemi Alade also did not disappoint, she made herself relevant, gracing every stage, billboard. Her notable piece, Mama Afrique keeps the industry alive. Not so much was seen from Kiss-Daniel who rocked last years with hit songs, and videos.
Artistes like Ycee, Runtown, Olamide, Maleek Shoyebi aka Maleek Berry, command huge presence with several collaboration and shows across Nigeria and Africa.
Falz came from the blue and entertain Nigerians with his comedy like style. He surprised his fans with an unexpected album release on his birthday titled “27. The album features a number of top acts such as Burna Boy, Olamide, Wande Coal, Ycee.
Though, the industry is currently being dominated by dance-pop, with few fusion of Highlife, most of the songs are mostly sex appeal, but the artistes have find a way round the songs to make it more acceptable this is in the area of colourful pictures, heavy songs among others.
In as much as the artistes are doing great with music creation, the aspect of royalty’s collection is a big problem which need to be eradicated.
The Copyright Society of Nigeria is an organization, which ensures that musicians get paid their royalties for airplay within Nigeria. They also assist with music licences. But what the industry is witnessing presently is revise no structure, distribution network.
Only if the right modality is put in place the industry will become one of the biggest earning in the country compared to oil.

It was a sad year too…
Nigeria lost some of the key players in the sector: former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, and Sammy Olagbaju. Gbadamosi, who was a leading industrialist, art collector and writer, died on Wednesday at the age of 72. Olagbaju was one of Nigeria’s biggest art collectors and promoters.

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