Nonso Temisan Ajufo, a disc jockey better known as DJ Big N, says Nigeria would be tough without the entertainment industry.

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The music personality was speaking about the state of Nigeria and the place of the industry in the scheme of things.

“Take out the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Then and only then, will you understand that Nigeria is hell on earth. People suffering and smiling,” BIG N, who is Mavin Records official DJ, wrote via Instagram on Friday.

“An industry that has saved many from the streets and given jobs to citizens that the country couldn’t. A country that you have to get over 10 licenses and permits to be a dispatch rider.”

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In the caption of the post, he added: “Nigeria’s Positive Image abroad is mostly attached to entertainment. God Bless The Nigerian Entertainment Industry.”

Nigeria’s entertainment industry was valued at $3.6 billion in 2016 and was projected to hit $6.4 billion by 2021.

Earlier, the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) described the movie industry as Nigeria’s new oil.

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“The industry is no longer for entertainment alone, but it offered great opportunities in creating a lot of jobs for the youths,” it had added.

“We always see new faces every day in the industry. Assuming this industry is not waxing stronger, joblessness would have pervaded everywhere.”

Over the years, the music space in Nigeria has also grown immensely, with multiple music albums put out annually.

Hitmakers have clinched deals with major labels and bagged prestigious awards after hitting the limelight globally.

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