Nigerians have always had a thing or two to argue about the meaning of some lyrical contents in the mainstream Nigerian music. What would we possibly say is the main content that makes up a good composition of music? It is Poetry!!!

Over the years, the industry has lacked something so great that makes the musicians not more than what they really should be called “Myopic local champions”!!! We only have one style of music in the mainstream Nigerian music scene and it’s called “Freestyle”

Are you kidding me?

Do you think we have contents in our Nigerian songs? Do you?

Okay, you don’t grab the point yet, Go online, search for the best Nigerian songs that have rocked 2015 so far, come back and comment on what the lyrics really explains. If you can do that, you need to agree with the fact that we are not creative with our lyrics.

However, not all Nigerian Music have very bad lyrical contents, we have seen the likes of some contemporary musicians in Nigeria that have been able to carve a niche for themselves and save the rest from utmost disgrace and bad names – we have the likes of Bez, Timi Dakolo, Waye, Tarrah, Tuface and some others. They are the ones that really give us a feel of poetry…The next generation of Children should not come out of their mother’s womb with lyrics of “Shakiti Bobo” on their umbilical chord –

In the Industry, Musicians just believe that once they enter the studio, they get down with a bottle of St. Remys, they mole a stick of w**d and puff a little bit of smoke into the air - automatically, the gods have accepted their proposal to make a freestyle session possible.

We are tired of Wizkid singing “YEYEYEYEYEYEYE” or Small Doctor telling us “Ain ain ain ain ain ain”, for what reason? Why?

Let’s just wake up to the sound of good music and make our day very good! It doesn’t kill us to make good music, rather, it awakes our sense of poetry and reasoning. The Music scene in Nigeria still has a long way to go in realizing a good lyrical content.

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