Dapo Ajeniya, a music executive, has implored Nigerian artistes to be original and unique while creating music.


The CEO of Green 36 Concepts told NAN on Wednesday that for the Nigerian music to be accepted globally, it must have distinctive sound- inputs that are original to the composer and appealing to the public.

He said that the younger generation of musicians should research more into how they could produce sound-inputs that would distinguish their musical works from others.

“If the younger generation of musicians can go the extra mile to invent a sound that can make it globally accepted, it will be good.


“The Afro-Beat-sound type invented by the Kuti Dynasty is still waxing stronger; it has proven to us that our music can actually go far with divergent sounds.

“It is left for us to do more researches from where we can get the knowledge that will help us to create more unique sounds and vibes outside what we copy from other climes.

“We can do it through writing of good songs, sound engineering, and mixing and thus become a master in the art of composing good music,” he said.


The CEO said that mastering our own art would create a global contemporary recognition for the Nigerian music genre.

“If they can do what is appealing and creative, their songs will be acceptable globally in Asia, Europe, America and other continents.

“When composing any songs, musicians must ensure that they must have unique sounds and lyrics that will appeal generally to a wide range of listeners.

“Which ever genre of music we are creating must be original, and innovating so that they will be universally acceptable when they are released to the market,” he said.


Ajeniya noted that any genre of music any musician wants to compose, be it hip-hop, reggae or dance hall must be original in nature.

“They have to embellish such music with their own background roots sounds, for them to be meaningful and relevant to their target audience,” he said.

Ajeniya co-founded Loopy Music Label with Jude Abaga, popularly known as M.I Abaga.


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