Obi Okwudili Casmir, national president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), has warned against grudges among artistes in the country’s music industry.

He spoke in an interview with NAN in Lagos.

Casmir also lamented that the turbulent relationship among some music makers isn’t making the industry a conducive environment for practitioners.

The PMAN president, while making an analogy of the case of 2Pac and Biggie, two popular yet deceased black American rappers, urged Nigerian musicians to keep their emotions in check rather than taking it to the studio.

Aside from the potential physical conflict that could become of such toxic relation, Casmir also said that taking grudges to the studio don’t portray the entire music industry and its practitioners in a good light.

“Grudges amongst musicians is not healthy for our industry and will only create further resentment in their relationships as musicians and may affect what we represent or present to the public,” he said.

“Being emotionally immature when composing or writing your songs means you can not control your emotions or reactions towards your colleagues.

“Having quarrel is a fact of life amongst best of friends but you don’t take it too hard on yourselves because it might graduate to what happened in the case of 2pac and Biggie.

“I advise we settle our differences internally if we have any, rather than taking them to the studio and then streets/homes. That doesn’t project us in a good light.”

Casmir’s comment comes on the back of the feud between MI Abaga and Vector Tha Viper, two renowned rappers.

The duo have been at it with each other, having put out diss and counter-diss tracks to service their protracted feud widely believed to have been born out of their tussle for supremacy.



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