Longstanding music producer K-Solo has contributed his own bit to the growth of the Nigerian music industry. The music producer has worked previously with the likes of dancehall heavyweight Timaya and Kefee etc.
In a chat with showtime the beat maker revealed his displeasure on the fact that young and very talented music producers don’t gain deserving recognition and monetary rewards for the works.
“Music producers don’t get their due recognition. It’s beyond producing a song. I started the voice signature concept for the songs I produced before every other producer started it. Aside that, we don’t get any other recognition. Check out many artistes in Nigeria, most of them have big houses and drive good cars, but these young music producers have nothing.”
He spoke further on the neglect of music producers who are brains behind industry hits.
“Most of them don’t even have a car. They have produced major hit songs that have built houses for some of these artistes. The biggest accolade you get as a music producer is accompanying a popular artiste to an event. That is the end of it. In the USA, music producers live like celebrities. How many music producers have gotten an endorsement deal aside from Cobhams and Don Jazzy? We cannot develop the music industry that way. OJB produced African Queen and he died without an endorsement deal. There are only a few of us who have other businesses outside of music”.
It is a rather sad story when you remember how pitiable OJB was before his demise. Or do we talk about numerous times artistes have been accused of song theft by music producers, none payment of fees? More needs to be done to make the Nigerian music industry beneficial to all stakeholders.
Who shares my point of view?