By Rotimi Agbana
Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga, who just released his fourth studio album titled ‘Yung Denzel: A Story on Self Worth’, has declared that the quest for quick fame has killed a lot of talents in the Nigerian music industry.
Speaking to Showtime in an exclusive chat, he lamented how the quest for quick fame has killed so many talents.
“I have traveled all over this country and I have met so many rappers and aspiring rappers. When they rap for me, I hear all the talent, skill and prowess they have, but due to the pressure to be successful quickly, many have put aside their gifts to search for an easier path. I ask myself who is encouraging them to keep going and do better, be better performers and have better style. Also, where are the platforms to help promote and establish the next generation of great talents, what structures are in place to give these rappers a chance to share their poetry with the world in 2018”, he said.
He added that he doesn’t share in the belief that rap culture is gradually dying on the Nigerian music scene.