By Tofarati Ige
Some say piracy is the biggest threat facing the Nigerian entertainment industry; some say it is the lack of a proper distribution network, but ‘Ara’ singer, Brymo, believes that musicians are the biggest problems of the music industry.
While responding to a question on the major challenges faced by artistes in the country, the former Chocolate City artiste submitted, “I think we’re growing, but as usual, the issue has always been that of piracy and structure, but the biggest problem is the musicians ourselves because how we perceive our job is how other people will perceive it.
There is a lack of understanding of the music business on the part of artistes. If there’s anything musicians are suffering from in this country, I have finally come to realize that we must take responsibility for our work. Until we stand up to say that we want our industry to get better than the way it is, it won’t get better.
Having said that, we need help from the government and stakeholders to combat piracy. We, artistes, must also take our job seriously; all we need to do is pay more attention.
However, when it comes to fake lifestyle, I think that’s a problem with music all over the world. The Fake-it-to-make-it mentality may work for some people, but I try to cut my coat according to my size.’