The Nigeria music industry of late has chosen a path that is questionable to many and there is no stopping them from the look of things. An industry that glorifies Yahoo Boys is doing its society a disservice.
Folarin Falana Aka Falz once registered his displeasure at a gesture from another respected artist on praising this malfeasance but he faced public wrath for just giving his opinion about a song.
Eight out of 10 songs in the industry are either praising the self-acclaimed Robin Hood or just about ladies, boobs and money.
Yes, the money is important as an artist once crooned but contributions towards societal development are even more important. The likes of Adekunle Gold, Simi, Timi Dakolo, Cobhams Asuquo and so on are really trying their best to help this industry survive a slump it currently finds itself but it will take more than them to change the trend.
The so called Yahoo Boys have stepped up their game; it not all about scamming the foreigners anymore, money ritual is now involved at the highest level of their quest for survival and staying relevant. Ladies and children have fallen prey most to these criminals who resort to using them for rituals in order to make it rich overnight.
To what end is that wealth they so much crave for helping them live a worthy life?
Our various artistes needs to do more to help the society and not just for the money, which will ruin everyone if care is not taken. At least if not for the good image and decency the industry once had, at least it can be for the society. The frequent songs about making money in haste without actually doing a real and wise work, is not healthy. If it hurts other people then it not clean but that is not the bone of contention here but for a quick revaluation of lyrics that will truly help motivate listeners.
The trends on social media about who is using who for rituals and acquisition of expensive cars and all the show off by young guys is really not helping but for an industry that is supposed to help the entire society fight its ills.
Don’t get it wrong, nobody is beefing anyone’s glory, after all, the competition is against poverty not against one another but we should just take things easy.
Artistry should go with a responsibility to the society; it should not just be about making money by dropping hits that hardly pass any real message.