Rapper, Ice Prince Zamani, says Wizkid’s ‘Best International Act: Africa’ win at the 2017 BET Awards will serve as motivation for other Nigerian artistes.
Ice Prince told NAN that the “fast” growth of the Nigerian music industry has encouraged acceptability globally.
“One can see that Nigerian artistes themselves have made efforts at stepping up their game and making it more acceptable internationally,” he said.
“So much impact — like Wizkid is currently the Best African Act at the just concluded BET Awards in America, which just gives every other person hope. It is amazing how fast the Nigerian music industry has evolved these past years.
“Everybody has been pulling one string or the other and it can only tell you how soon we will get to the point we actually want,” he said.
Ice Prince commended veteran music artistes in Nigeria who paved the way for the younger ones.
“I’m really grateful to everybody that has worked toward opening the doors; from the likes of Fela, Sunny Ade, 2face, Dbanj, Don Jazzy.
“They’ve been doing amazingly well, and may God keep granting them success as they keep opening doors.
“It seemed impossible, and right now it just feels like one of those things already. Featuring a Nigerian artist would now be a major thing.
“There’s so much big stuff coming up; it feels good to be a part of the industry that is really growing so fast right now,” he said.
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