MESSAGE TO MIDDLE BELT ARTISTS
[by #JayMikkyEntertainment CEO @jaymikky_boss
#Greenbox247Media had an Exclusive Chart with a Lagos based record label owner the Chairman #JMmusicGang and I asked him;
WHAT DO YORUBA ARTISTS DO BETTER THAN WE THE MIDDLE BELTS THAT MADE THEM THE ONES ALWAYS HAVING THE UPPER HANDS IN THE NAIJA MUSIC INDUSTRY?
“Nothing,the only thing is that the Yorubas support talent in terms of financial,promotional,moral and other wise than any state in the Middle Belt.
Take for example, as an upcoming musician #Wizkid received two major supports from his Yoruba Kinsmen:
#Banky who we all know made Wizkid what he is today by signing him to his label Empire Mate Entertainment [EME]. And Samklef who was recording songs for him for free because he believe in him.
Of recent, Young David Adeleke Davido have helped the promising talent of #Mayorkun. Young Erekinna #Olamide Bado helped the talent of little #Kesh. The list is endless, even the the Former #EMEBoi Wizkid is now a boss(Star Boy Worldwide) helping talents like Naija next rated #Mr Eazi.
But it is not so with the Middle belt.
The Idomaland: The Talent Base of The Nation!
“Who 2Face EPP?”
LETS BE PRECISE,TAKING IT STATE BY STATE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY HAVE HAMPERED THE RISE OF BENUE,KOGI,ABUJA AND JOS ARTISTS AS PARTICULAR TO THAT AXIS?
“Benue artists have being doing badly in the industry because of their failure to sail beyond river Benue.
#BenueArtists have this pride ego that made them to be permanently restricted to Benue. Once an artist is opportune to have just a little fame and ‘chicken change’ he feels relaxed as if he have arrived.
The Tivs in Particular are overwhelmed by the heat of Benue domination.
*Kogi: Igala entertainment is crippled by copycattism.
Copycatting is their hobby! Their artists can copy-carta for real.
#KSU and other high institutions’ students in Kogi are fun of doing covers of reigning songs rather coming up with their own.
*Abuja: Abuja has no competition!
Abuja artists are relaxed because of lack of competition,so they can not mach with their counterparts from other zones.
*Jos: Artists in the cool city of Jos feel inferior especially to super Almighty-Excellent Lagos.
Jos homebased artists are quick to be overwhelmed by the thought of standing the larger industry competition. The term “Fear of minority” is the best capture for this.
Jos artists are afraid of the Yoruba-majorly populated and very prosperous Lagos “Heart of the Naija music industry”.
Jtown rappers MI,Ice Prince and Jesse Jags have to leave Jos for the Lagos Market before they could blow!
ON A FINAL NOTE,WHAT ARE YOUR ADVICE FOR UPCOMING MIDDLE BELT ARTISTS?
“Just believe in your self,work on your self,rediscover your self(when necessary),humble your self,challenge your self,invest on your self,promise your self,make it your self!
*Jay Mikky Boss is the CEO #JayMikkyEntertainment&ModellingAgency.
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