More reactions have continued on the recent comments made by Veteran Showbiz Impresario, Seemo Da Black Czar, which he voiced out his dismay on the way Jos-based radio stations continue to treat local talent. (READ HERE).
Renowned Jos music artist Dareng, has further waged in on the trending issue of “The Problem with Jos-based Radio Stations”.
He called for a round table discussion as the industry was one and anybody pointing fingers must realize that it also affects him or her in the long run.
READ Dareng’s comments
Why are we still here? A question I keep asking myself. Even when so blessed with limitless abilities in the creative industry. I will talk about music cus it affects me directly.As we point fingers, let’s know that the remaining four-point back to us.OAPs have their share, ‘We’ the artists have our share and the general public (consumers) have their share as well.Seemo made a point and I understand his view. I won’t say it’s general because some of them did us well and are still doing us well. They can-do more and those that are not really helping should please do. We need them.Blunt responded by pointing out some points which I also agree with. But looking at it from another angle; Yes some of us don’t do our production well enough and so they don’t want to play our songs. But the baffling thing is we still hear some trash music that they play by none, local artists.What I will say is we all can do more. If an OAP feels the song is not good enough, he/she should point those areas that need to be corrected or adjusted. Jeffrey Isaac did that to me one time, though I was hurt but it challenged me and made me a better Artist.We the artists should be humble enough to listen and be willing to adjust.My last point is to the general public (consumers). When you check the phones of your relatives and friends, you will discover that their playlists are 90% none local songs. That baffles me alot. Now that means they don’t buy our songs much or stream.Maybe they don’t get to know about our content or something.Djs that play at weddings are major contributors to this mess because at weddings you hardly hear our local content being played. I remember challenging one but the guy said it’s not their fault because when they play local songs the people come to them to make them change to the “trending songs”, and of course, the songs from yonder.What I will suggest is we have a discussion session where we will have everyone to bring solutions that will make us grow. If we can do something about it we will get there.Peace!Dareng Nyam.