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Sola Dada wants musical talents nutured in Nigeria

12 September 2014, 19:39

Lagos- A musician, Sola Dada, on Thursday said the many talented people in Nigeria’s music industry should be properly nurtured for better output.

"Stakeholders need to really do something to regulate the industry because we have good upcoming musicians with raw talents which should be tapped. I am appealing to all the stakeholders and government to help in any way they can to promote local musicians both locally and internationally. Some Nigerian musicians have been travelling and are getting acknowledgements in the international arena but more needs to be done to help them grow locally’’, she said.

Dada said that Nigerians would need to export their creativity in arts, culture and music for the world to see.

She, however, suggested that musicians should organise concerts and perform regularly  "if they have the right support.’’

Dada said that a good song was not enough to make a music career; ``the artiste must be a brand in the public consciousness.

"An industry consists of the various specialists that make up that industry. A singer should be packaged very well. It should be done by a group of specialists that will include managers, songwriters, arrangers, musicians, costumiers and stage designers. These are all people who would package that product which is the singer”, she said.

She said that the Nigerian music industry had certainly witnessed great advancement because of how a lot of the talents had emerged, adding that  "more needs to be done’’.

Dada will release her second album entitled  Ragabomi on October 3.


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