Afrobeat Musician Tasks FG On Entertainment Industry

By Sunday Akintoye

Ayomikun Orenuga, an “Afrobeat’’ musician, also known as Orex, on Friday in Ibadan urged the Nigerian governments to provide structures to further assist the entertainment industry.

Orenuga told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “it is only with a structural plan that the entertainment industry in Nigeria can thrive.’’

A graduate of Urban and Regional Planning, Orex said that music had different definitions to people and also hit people differently and that governments should support particularly resident Nigerian musicians.

“Different types of music attract people in different ways; to me the type of music you do doesn’t really define who you are and also scores differently.I’m good with any type of music as far as it’s good music. Basically, I do `Afrobeat’.

“What matters in the Nigerian music industry is: are you getting paid from what you are doing or are you comfortable doing it?You know sometimes songs with no educative message don’t look so serious to certain set of people, but makes a lot of money.

“That’s what Nigerians really want to listen to and people need different lyrical content, depending on the mood and situation.It is the same reason students study different courses in school; fingers can’t be equal.

“For me, I just want to be unique with my style and offer my fans something educative and enjoyable.’’he said.

Sunday Akintoye

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