5 Things The Nigerian Music Industry Must Avoid In 2014 It's a new year, and old trends need to get off the Nigerian music scene.

5 Things The Nigerian Music Industry Must Avoid In 2014

Published on Tue, Jan 07 2014 by Web Master
By AfroVII 
1. Anything relating to Caro, Mercy and Blessing.

A frame from the music video accompanying Wizkid and L.A.X.'s 2013 hit, ‘Caro’.
2. Any lewd references to bananas. I’m not a prude but this thing is tiring. Find something else that rhymes with ‘na, na, na’ and Rihanna, okay?
Mavin Records artiste D'Prince made a splash in 2012 because of bananas. Well, kinda.
3. Any award to Mode 9 that doesn’t have ‘Hall of Fame’ or ‘Legacy’ in it. Dude might been the best lyricist in Africa at one point, or so I’m told, but now he's just out of sync with the current phase of Naija music.
4. Shooting videos for bangers in South Africa (or in the UK and wherever else), unless your joint can have the same effect as P-Square's megahit, Do Me. This concerns you Davido, Timaya and most of all, Iyanya! His song with Flavour, Jombolo, should have been a massive hit but that South African video killed it, same with his latest joint. I don’t even know what that one is called, that’s how popular it is.
5. Please, drop the leather trousers too. Not everyone can pull off the look and even if you can, as soon as you turn up at an event and you spot mad people rocking the same pants you’re wearing, know that it’s time to retire them. Cases in point: Head below to see Sean Tizzle and Iyanya's outfits to The Headies award show last December.

Sean Tizzle


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