Reggae singer, Daniel Wilson, has blasted 99 percent of today’s singers, saying they know nothing about good music.
Reggae singer, Daniel Wilson, has blasted so many Nigerian singers today, saying they know nothing about doing good music.
The music legend is at the moment bitter at the kind of music Nigerian artistes today are releasing on a daily basis.
Mr Raggamufin as he is fondly called, has revealed that Niogeria artist today no nothing about good music. He said he has taken his time to listen to the kind of songs churned out on a daily basis, but found none to be music worthy.
Daniel praised the early Nigerian singers like, Mike Okri, Majek Fashek, to name a few. As he said those were musicians who knows what music truly is.
In his words:
Music can mean anything to anybody, but I dare say, I grew up listening to the best Nigeria had to offer, what I listen to these days break my heart. Times without number I sit down and ask a couple of young musicians I meet, what they know about music in Nigeria, which artist did what, and I dare say, 90 percent of the musicians of these generation lack a proper historical knowledge of the industry, how can you talk of building a better industry and hope to be celebrated when you don’t even celebrate those who was there before you.
He noted that it is so sad that foreigners are now the ones that sees the value of Nigerian music and try to blend it with theirs by packaging it well to meet their taste.
As children we danced to greats like Evi Edna Ogoli, Daniel Wilson , Mike Okri , The great Majek Fashek, Lijadu Sister, Monomono, Bala Miller, Blackky Inyang. But it’s funny how the American’s will appreciate our past better than us, Sample and repackage what was ours and sale to us.
A lot of hiphop artists from the Wu tang clan, to Jay Z have sampled our sounds, not because they want sale in Africa but because our sound is a sound very pure, genuine and original. Wonder why Wizkid’s Ojuelegba is the biggest sound to come out of Nigeria in 2015? listen to it again and tell yourself the truth.
It can be recalled that some months back, Superstar, Tu Face Idibia, came to the defense of Daniel Wilson and Victor Uwaifo, after a comedian insulted the pair, calling them, dying voices.