Ace Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy, who took to his Twitter to disclose the current need of the Nigerian entertainment industry, announced that the Nigerian music industry now has so many artistes.
According to Don Jazzy, the limelight have not shone on my Nigerian singers because they don’t have what it takes to be music artistes. He also added that there are many positions to fill other than being on stage, such as being a song writer.
His tweets reads;
I think what our industry needs now is more song writers. We have too many artists as it is. Not all of us will blow as artists.
Maybe u haven’t blown cos u think you have what it takes to be an artist. When you could be a mega song writer. Actually the music industry has soooo many positions to fill other than being on stage. And I know some of you have the skills.
I am working on something. And when I’m done I can guarantee some of you will make more money than most artists just being a dope song writer.
Naaa doesn’t work like that bro. Writers try to be artists cos they feel there is no money in writing and thats also cos most artists are too stingy to share earnings. Also cos some artists think it takes away from their shine if they don’t write their own songs. Not all sha
Artists need to understand that we respect their own craft as an artist/performer and we don’t care if they wrote their songs or not.
Songwriting in Nigeria has been a very sensitive topic. The Nigerian music industry, with its unstructured copyright laws and lack of publishing, does not encourage it. The willingness to admit to using songwriters is rare in this market. Davido is almost the only Nigerian pop star who admits to this. Elsewhere 2face Idibia and Blackface are still battling over songwriting credits and publishing royalties.