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Is Music The Only Surviving Talent In Nigeria?

This is a question I've been asking myself for so many months. But yet I've not found an answer.

What prompt me to ask the question is because of my observation that most of the time i watch TV programes, like am Express on NTA. Once the presenter say she have a talented person in the studio, It's very sure for me that the person is into music.

Do you observe the same thing?

and Can we discuss why?

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i can never agree with some one that d'banj is a singer, he is just a time waster who does not have anywhere to go and anything to think with his head, am not sure if that guy is sensible. please, you want to call singers then call reasonable people.

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Abeg ooooo, me sef dey surprise, everybody dey release music, but to me, due to all these latest music that does not make sense, i believe music is a lazy man's job.

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Musik is ONLY a thriving business in Nigeria and its not the only Tal[b]a[/b]nt ~ get that. Moreover, many naijians dabble into d poo fiz cos of thou damn profit they get/make.

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People who are musically oriented have gone ahead to expose and improve their industry to Nigerians. I would say kudos to them and not spite them. It is left for other sectors of the economy to expose theirs and make something out of nothing the way Nigerian musicians have done!!!

I think you should take your question to the technology section. Ask them what they are doing to ensure Nigeria is not left behind.

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Allow them to sing o!

When they start to dey

carry gun now, U na go complain!

Thats the talent in vogue now!

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Let's think of this.

Japan is known to be very good in technology, most of the electronics we use in nigeria (I would have said in the world but i've not been to other countries) were developed in japan. Japanese in their research, develop mobile phones, which are very useful to human life. But China, in their their restless effort, went ahead and developed what i can say is better than that of japan (China phone). Though there are lots of discrimination about china phones, but to me, it's better. At least it solves the problem of carrying two  different phones for two network.

In a nut shell, my next question for nigerian is "What are we doing in technology market?"

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Obviously yes, music has change a lot of things in recent years. Touts even go into music these days. Music is d bomb here in the MOST CORRUPTED Nation in d World

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who is that guy that said they are "belching a cacophony of b*llsh*t" i couldn't stop laughing when i read that. i wanted to read it out loud to someone and i just could not stop laughing. by the way have you read asterix and obelix or tin tin? in asterix and obelix there is this musician that make so much noise called "cacophonix" . thanks for taking me back

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No what of yahoo yahoo?

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thank u 4 letin that quesion out of my chest.we too lazy n not thinkin right.singing is same as bagging hausa almagiri are singing like those tv talent.

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Please let em sing-o!

have we forgotten that there was a time when Nigerian Music was a "sorry-story". Nothing Musical was Good. from Commercial Adverts to Live band or recorded music, everything was a shame to hear.

Now we have some good music coming out of Nigeria, and in the midst of this like any other place there will be a lot of crap.

I think Music alone has helped develope a lot of talents,

backup singers, dancers, Camera crew, Video producers, stage engineers etc etc and there are a lot of talents in these set only to name a few.

The notable thing is that, like Nigeria, there is no control for the crap that is about to overshadow the good.

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nothing wrong in being talented in music and sports, but nigerians should be talented in science engineering medicine,astronomy construction, etc. nigerians should be well know in top position in blu chip companies, then nigeria will develop

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music is not the only talent in naija, but i think the youth are applying the principle of "WHAT EVER WORKS, WORK ON IT."

to me it's not a bad thing, it's a free world afterall, and if the #150 we pay to get their CD can make them rich and stay off crime, why bother? at least they are making money from it. PLS FIND YOUR TALENT SO THAT WE TALK ABOUT YOU SOMEDAY!

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Sorry I have a different idea and meaning of what and who should be called a singer. You have every right to see D'banj as one though.

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No, but it is the easiest way to smile to the Bank.

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Music is not the only surviving talent in Nigeria. The Music industry has only been able to expose, upgrade and bring itself to recognised heights, leave impressions and get noticed. It is left for other industries to do the same.

Music itself is pleasurable. I like singing shows. I don't care if they are a million, as far as I hear good voices.

For future reference, don't call D'banj or the likes of him singers, they are simply entertainers.

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Let me hear anyone hate on Timaya again. you go chop correct beat,

Person dey channel energy into music upon all the failure of government and u are not happy?

Na when im turn militant dey blow pipelines and kidnap na im u go happy?

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@ the poster.

MUsic has existed right from when man came to came.

it is a thing of joy for anybody to sing(talented or not) and using it as a career is not a bad idea as long as you enjoy it.

Music as a career is just like any other business, you have to watch the egg till it hatches.

I have worked with a couple of musicians and one thing is common in all of em. GETTING RICH AND ESCAPING POVERTY AND CRIME,

NOTHING CAN SUBSTITUTE MUSIC.

YOU HAVE FUN AND ENTERTAIN OTHERS AT THE SAME TIME.

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Infact i too have being thinking of this for a long time, now if you check all the reality show and talent hunt being sponsored by most corporate organisation in this country 95% of them is music and i keek asking is there no other talent that can be descovered in apart from music?

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there are many expensive talent in the country but to discover them is the major problem. there many gifted writer in this Nigeria and many gifted boxers, footballers,e.t.c

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We aren't the happiest people for nothing: i keep on hearing thesame thing. any prove for that?

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I disagree,writing is presently giving the country a good international image than music,the hype is just on music. Plus the sponsorships(on music still).

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wht else do you want them to do,,,yahoo-yahoo or robbery

let them do something if not good, let them do it becos a idle hand is devil's handiwork

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Stealing.

Corruption

Women beating ave still surviving too.

The Prostitution on the international level is still doing well too

Fhemmmmy, are you okay?

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Stiyke: You are right, but what things can build a nation?? note also that the nation provides very frustrating environment, and the youths that sing see it as ventures that are most workable or have low chances of failure in this Jungle

There's always a venture. The major needs are there. Education. Health. Shelter. Food. Agriculture. Transportation. Communication. Manufacturing. Power. Finance. Even Spirituality is a great need. And also there's "Inspiration" or counseling. There are several undeveloped sectors within this country that needs intense development. I found my niche which is Engineering & Architecture, and also there's a hobby, and that's writing and music, and I believe I can do better than a great pile of your Nija-super-garbage stars out there. Singing should just be a past-time. Not a national/mass-career like it is now.

Anyways, I am a big Tubaba fan. I love him because he's original. A lot of the bunches in the business are fakes. Even the so called Koko-Master would have been a nobody if not for Don Jazzy whose loud and hypnotic beats he hides his crap and rantings behind. Its because of the likes of him, anyone one who can sing would say, "if a faker like him could make so much money, then I'm in"

And to maedan:

This is such an unfair thing to say. We aren't the happiest people for nothing: with all the bad governance, mismanagement of resources and poor image, Nigerians always find a way to smile - and that's what music does for the youths, it makes them happy and that's why they prefer to go into music than ,

The happiest people? Hmmm I missed that one. Any proof to that? I thought we were the saddest? You should ask the guys in Niger-Delta how happy they are? Or maybe the people who are jumping boarders to only cross into countries like Libya, where they would only get slaughtered and their useless and ineptitude "Head of Scums" and chicken brain senates and reps doesn't give a poo. You forgetting something about Americans music stars. Most of them had their careers since they were kids. Beyonce, Keri Hilson, Britney, Wyclef, and these are natural prodigies. It's such a meaningful and un-abused industry unlike it is here. I am not coming harshly on Nigerian musicians, I am only buttressing the view of the poster. I mean, today in Nigeria, nearly every youth wants to get into music. Even my girlfriend and some of her friends who are fresh graduates are constantly in the studio wasting their time because its not gonna work, not when you spend more than half a decade studying medicine and putting all your hope into some crappy studio mix, hoping it would flush.

All I'm saying, music shouldn't be a desperate means like it is here. Its something that must come naturally and not forced like 9/10th of the irritating garbage you hear nowadays. Or maybe I'm missing something.

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What do u call song,is it when a line is repeated for God knows how many times and u call it song.As far as l am concerned l have seen no talents in those pple.Anyway we will blame unemployment.Man must wak.

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This is such an unfair thing to say. We aren't the happiest people for nothing: with all the bad governance, mismanagement of resources and poor image, Nigerians always find a way to smile - and that's what music does for the youths, it makes them happy and that's why they prefer to go into music than "419", kidnapping and armed robbery. Not everyone is into music for cheap fame and fortune. Some derive pleasure from it and enjoy sharing that pleasure with the public. What's lazy about that?

I guess then you'll call Americans lazy because trust me, two out of 5 Americans with access to "a good studio, a nice pair of fair voice etc" are waxing music given half the chance. Watch BET and you'll see that like on Nigezie, Soundcity etc, American youths love the music scene too.

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You are right, but what things can build a nation?? note also that the nation provides very frustrating environment, and the youths that sing see it as ventures that are most workable or have low chances of failure in this Jungle.

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Sometimes, I thing it is. Really I do!

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Singing isnt really a talent. There are millions of people in the world who can do better than your average big mouthed Timaya who keeps shouting "Thunder, Fire, and Bazuka", in all his tracks.

Even a parrot can sing. Nigerians are too lazy, and we just rush into anything that's so easy and glamorous.

Sometimes back, it was 419, now that isnt paying alot anymore. Everyone is running into militancy, politics, oil-bunkering, banking and well the idle youths have music. All you need is to convince yourself having a good studio, a nice pair of fair voice, someone connected in Nijeeze, or SoundCity, and you are there.

Its a shame. We are too concerned about the intangibles. Things that could never save or build our nation.

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Stealing.

Corruption

Women beating ave still surviving too.

The Prostitution on the international level is still doing well too

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Me think so too. . . . . . .

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That's true, but even actors hold sway in nigeria too.

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