Nigerian foremost contemporary folk and roots musician, Segun Akinlolu on Wednesday stressed the need to diversify to the music industry to ensure growth.
Akinlolu known as “beautiful Nubia’’ told the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the music industry was subjective, because there were a lot of things lacking, as everyone was doing their individual thing.
According to him, there is no cohesion, coordination and unity in the industry.
“We cannot progress with this kind of attitude in the music industry, and we cannot leave a legacy for the generations to come.
“We would only progress in the music industry when every musical genre come together to do things in unity.
“All of us in the industry at the moment should keep working towards making the music industry a better place to enhance our act.
“We have to look for ways to put structures in place to be able to move it to the next level and also make it better for those coming after us,” he said.
He noted that abroad “music is music’’, no matter the genre of music, as far as people identify with it and like it.
“In Nigeria, you get to hear that this is gospel, this is reggae, this is hip hop, and pop and it doesn’t work that way.
“We should learn not to segregate about things in this country, and move the music industry forward.
“If you go to music school, they will not teach you different genre while you learn to play guitar, band, percussions and others, so why the separation of things, he asked?
“We should learn to unite and do things well in this country not only in the areas of music.’’
NAN reports that Akinlolu is the Chief Executive Officer, EniObanke Music Production.
He was born in Ibadan, Nigeria and attended the University of Ibadan, and graduated with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1992.