As we celebrate the African take over and global recognition of Nigerian hip music & acts, have you taken time out to check the level of damage the careless use of vulgar words in our songs might be currently doing in the subconscious of our youth and teenagers?
Classifying music by genre, all class of music has a social gap it caters for, but in this case where the Nigerian music space is populated and dominated by afro-pop tunes stringed together with mostly vulgar or foul words, what happens to the helpless heart of the children, teenagers and youths? In an interview with one of the most decorated female music acts in the Nigerian Music industry, we all know as Onyenka Onwenu, another case of maturity was raised for our young superstars in response to this question.
In her words
What’s your opinion about the careless use of vulgar words by our young super stars?
It is a process, people… let the young ones be young one, they are going to outgrow that stage, stage we went through that stage, very soon they will release its not all about shaking there bump bump it’s a process it’s a process lets be little patient with them haba…
Do you agree that any of their songs can be evergreen?
They are coming up with songs, may not know that they are evergreen now but wait till a few years you will know that they are evergreen. Am proud of them am proud of the music they are putting out, I love their passion and sense of focus, I know they are going to last.
With regards to Onyenka Owenu’s conclusion, do you think our music stars can ever come of age with their careless use of foul words?