Lagos - A musician, Adegoke Odukoya, a.k.a. Ade Bantu”, the Founder of Afropolitan Vibes, says staging of musical concerts regularly will help the music industry to grow quicker.
“It will bring out the best in musicians because they will see those that are good and learn one or two things from them and go to improve on it.”
Odukoya said in Lagos on Saturday that the industry would be better when stakeholders cultivate the attitude of staging musical concerts every time.
“Nigerian artistes needed to be daring by putting money together to promote themselves so as to improve on their acts. Nigerian artistes have to use good music to bring about change in the society. The music scene has to impart on people and it has to be used to redefine societal change. Very few musicians have summoned the courage to address social ills and advocate for change with music. We need to do more in the area of promotion of music and make it viable to benefit all stakeholders”, he said.
Odukoya, however, said that Nigerian artistes have a kind of self-censorship that prevents them from moving farther.
Odukoya is a Nigerian-German musician, his father being Nigerian and his mother German.
He is a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer and activist.
His Afropolitan Vibes holds in Nigeria at Freedom Park in Lagos every month.