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Legendary Reggae icon, Majek Fashek has advised the new generation of Nigerian singers to step up their game by improving on their sound.
The Nigerian born reggae star Majekodunmi Fasheke who attracted international fame in 1987 with his brand of reggae music – “Send Down The Rain” self-penned song hit in the late 80s and early 90s, said while the current generation of singers make good sound, they could do better.
He revealed this in an interview with HipTV, where he was quoted as saying that the present crop of singers don’t make good sounds but just songs that people can ‘jam’ to.
I make sound while all these young musicians make jam, I make good sound but they are always jamming, they don’t make good sound, they just jam.
My song ‘Send down the rain’ was made over thirty years ago, but if you listen to it today, you will realise that the sound will appeal to both the old and equally the young ones because the sound is good and still relevant today, that is something the young musicians don’t have.
In a follow-up chat with E-Daily, Majek explained that his statement in the interview with HipTV wasn’t meant to underrate or disrespect young artistes, but a fatherly encouragement for them to improve on their craft by making good sounds that will outlive them.
I didn’t mean to insult, underrate, slight or demean any young Nigerian artiste; what I did was to state the obvious. The truth is Wizkid, Olamide, Davido, and many other young Nigerian artistes are doing good music but they just need to improve on their sound for the better; I meant no form of insult.
In my own opinion, i wanna believe the old music legend is right. If you could also recall Bez – a Nigerian afro soul rnb singer sometimes early last year sighted the importance to the making of evergreen music. But it’s quite unfortunate and disheartening to see most of these young generational artistes not living up to this in their songs.
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