Legendary Nigerian reggae artist, Ras Kimono has come out with some very strong and harsh words directed towards the younger generation of Nigerian Artists. In an interview with showtime (via VanguardNGR), he criticized the content and authenticity of Nigerian music right now.
“None of the new crop of artistes now are doing real reggae. They are afraid to sing reality. They’re all about bum-bum and such mundane things. They’re all singing about foolishness and nothingness. Look at what is happening in the country today; the president is also doubling as the Minister for Petroleum, and nobody is talking about it. I’m angry.”
He also mentioned that he will not be able to work with any of the artist out right now claiming that they don’t do real reggae. Stating clearly that he is “I’m confused and paranoid about working with any of them.”
Clear warning shots to Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan and Timaya right?
Ras Kimono was one of the biggest names in Nigerian music in the 90s, with major hits including Rumba Stylee, and Under Pressure. He still works on his music, and recently revealed that he’ll be possibly putting out a new project before the year runs out. In his words “as long as Ras Kimono lives, Reggae is still alive in Nigeria.“