Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day #6: I Think Today's Music Is...

Hello Me Darlings,

I'm happy for this blogging challenge 'cos it has forced/gotten me to blog by force :) Thanks for the comments...but yeah that's honestly how I feel about the ex. No regrets. Just lesson's learned. :)

Moving on, today's post asks what my views are on Today's Mainstream music. I'm not a music critic, and I'm not one of those people who updates their music player/collection regularly. My latest addition to my music collection are SuperStar by Wizkid and 4 by Beyonce. 

I listen to a lot of Nigerian music and the usual ermm popular American songs on the radio. The Nigerian industry has grown in leaps, but there are still bounds of improvement to be made. I think creatively the artists are not pushing themselves enough, and I honestly don't know if this is the fault of the artists or we the listeners who seem to like the cheesy, cut and paste kind of songs and are not as receptive towards diversity.

If we plan on going international which I believe we do with the whole Kanye signing Don Jazzy and D'Banj...I strongly believe we have to up our game even higher. From the music, to production, to video concepts and even the over way and manner with which we handle our business. That "naija business mentality" of unprofessionalism will not carry us far internationally. Tardiness, in ability to put together a decent press release, handle crisis, media presence and carriage etc... these little things matter, because it's all in the details.

Also, there's sooo much talent out there. But we are all sleeping on them...even the well established acts should begin to find ways to structure the industry and offer opportunities to these talented unknowns. It can be a win-win for everyone if properly managed.

I'm just glad that the industry has grown and continues to grow...I mean now a DJ can DJ an event and play Nigerian songs from start to finish without running out of songs! :) 

In other more important news! It's my birthday tomorrow! July 7th 07/07 Perfection toh bad! :) I'm excited for this weekend, I'm happy and somewhat sad about certain things. But I've told myself my birthday doesn't come everyday so I'm gonna suppress the sad thoughts and focus on the good and just bask in it and then handle the other stuff later.
I'm getting old, next thing I'll be having quarter life crisis lol smh. 

Neways gotta run and go get my hair done! Thank you to everyone again, especially the new followers!!! :* Kisses!!!!

Currently playing: Gidi Girl - WizKid :) 

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!!!!   


Myne Whitman said...

Happy birthday in advance. I agree with your thoughts on the way forward for naija music.

tunrayo said...

Happy Birthday Miss Enigma. Have a blessed day

Madame Sting said...

Happy Birthday. Have fun and enjoy ur day.

Ms. 'dufa said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

NikkiSho said...

Happy birthday!!! Have a great one :)
i've been listening to 4 by beyonce too.its been on replay throughout his week :D

LohiO said...

Its my booski's birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! yippie!!!!!!!!!

Love you 2 kobo's on music!

@ilola said...

Happy Birthday.

Abi Tobi said...

I don't listen to a lot of Nigerian music but I will admit that it's better and am proud lol

same as me with the "ex" issue.. no regrets, no more hurts, just lessons.. I love that you also see it this way

and .. Happy birthday!! have a really good one :)