BY ROTIMI AGBANA
Abidjan-based Nigerian hip-hop singer, Giwewhegbe, Shadrack Ediri, aka, ‘Le King’, is set to storm the Nigerian music space with the aim of giving Nigerian music heavyweights including davido, wizkid, Kiss Daniel, amongst others a run for their talent and hard earned pedigree as hit-makers.
With five years in the music game and three singles to his credit, Le King who believes music brings him closer to people more than anything else, has blamed the system in the African music industry for discouraging musical greenhorns like him from pursuing their musical dreams with ease.
According to him, without monetary gratifications, the musical production of most up and coming artistes never see the light of day, all because they are unable to meet up with the financial demands peculiar of the music industry.
“I don’t think the society is the problem, it is the system in the music industry that is. In Africa, the system is not free; they want us to think that sometimes it’s not about doing good music but paying to get your songs played on the radio or TV stations. Sometimes, the society doesn’t even get to hear your music because you haven’t greased palms”, he lamented.
On why he has decided to return to Nigeria to promote his music, he said;
“I think the Nigerian music industry is the best, it is a very big music industry in the world, with a lot of competition. A lot of people know the industry around the world so I just want to be part of the action being a Nigerian”, he said.