Artiste Sound Sultan recently traced the poor quality of music currently renting Nigeria’s airwaves to undue pressure from fans not interested in professionalism.
The musician in Lagos said that the quality of works by contemporary artistes ought to attract the right level of patronage from the listeners, but noted that the current trend of music have regrettably become a bad influence on most musicians.
“I feel music is a great tool that we should not misuse. If music is misused, it can tell a lot on the generation,” he said. “I want to be able to play my music where my kids are, not tell them to cover their ears. You see those crap music and all those other things, I don’t know if it’s me that’s buying them or if it’s me that’s telling them to play it. There must be somebody telling people that they want to hear that thing.
“When there is clamour, where there is demand for something, then they will keep putting it upfront to their audience. They want to satisfy their audience, they don’t want to bore anybody with their airplay. So if there’s stuff like that going on, trust me, it’s a controlled market, somebody is doing something somewhere.
“So for me, I don’t really concentrate on pointing fingers, I just try to deafen your ears with my own sense of making music.’’
According to him, most musicians usually produce new works without working hard on them to be masterpieces.
Sound Sultan is noted for such hits like Jagbajantis, Ghen Ghen, and Bushmeat, through which some of the societal ills were lampooned.