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Musician tasks artistes to record music with positive messages

30 April 2015, 09:03

Lagos - A folklore musician, Segun Akinlolu, popularly known as 'Beautiful Nubia, on Wednesday charged artistes to record songs with positive lyrical contents that will give positive messages to their listeners.

Akinlolu revealed this in Lagos following his recently released 15-track album titled "Soundbender", which he said was to educate, inspire, embolden and entertain.

He said that the contents of the songs did not depart from the goals he highlighted.

"It is cultural and didactic; it can also be quiet trendy and eclectic."

Akinlolu advised the electronic media to showcase more of such music to encourage the artistes that produced them.

"The artistes, whose works are a blessing to the society, should be encouraged more so as to help refine the thinking of the society.

"I play the kind of music that reflects who I am, the environment in which I grew up and the traditional wisdom that I was exposed to as a child.

"Also, all the knowledge I have picked up in my years of learning and travelling. This is my calling, I cannot depart from it," he said.

Akinlolu said that his music was to redirect the African minds of all ages, especially the youths, towards selfless service to their immediate communities.

"I want to promote the interest of African youths and engaged them in real and true historical studies of the African culture.

"To enable an average African to appreciate the beauty around his or her environment, and promote that Africaness in them.

"We need to restore and rejuvenate our dear continent through the preaching of selflessness, truth, and justice and individual responsibility for the success of an organised society and continent," he said.

Akinlolu is a songwriter, poet, music producer and Nigeria’s foremost contemporary folk and roots’ musician.


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