Dike Chiedozié's Blog

I particularly loved this interview, which was posted on Chocolate City’s record exec’s relatively new website, miabaga.com, because it was completely earnest and there was no B.S on Iyanya’s part.
We all like to think Nigerians have a dynamic taste in music that embraces all genres, but the sad truth, as Iyanya’s interview proves, is that this is far from the truth, and as a music lover I find it disheartening that Nigerian artiste’s are literally forced to stifle good vocals, and make a permanent switch to become stereotypes belting barely-distinguishable bop-and-grind songs that are all bass and drums, and no content e.g “Kukere, kukere, kukere… Oh na na na na na”. That was the refrain constantly repeated all through the 3 mins + of Iyanya’s hit single Kukere, and while there’s a lot of appeal to this kind of music –hell, I like to work my…

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