The Nigerian music scene has some weeks now, been entertained with diss records flying left, right and center. From Blaqbonez to Davolee, to Dremo… and the list goes on. Things took another turn when rap kings M.I Abaga and Vector Da Viper took a step into the diss ring, bringing forth with their savage brilliance in the records released.
Now it should be understood that both rappers have over the years proved their worth when it came to the rap game. I mean we have all been served with cringe-worthy ‘tracks’ in the name of rap music by artistes who enjoy maligning and debasing the rap game with their violent, crude and largely idiotic and pointless lyrics for these tracks, so I dare say M.I and Vector are two rappers who we must be grateful for. These men have over the years transformed rap into an academically and artistically viable poetry. In my opinion, these men will top the list of cerebral rappers in the country, if such list is ever made.
‘Judas The Rat’ is Vector’s reply to M.I’s Viper, which saw the Choc City boss going for the jugular on Vec, armed with his formidable wordsmith skill to school Vec. But first, a brief history:
M.I Dissed Vector in the Martell Cypher
Vec hit back with The Purge
M.I responded with The Viper and now, we have ‘Judas The Rat, The Preacher’s Son.
As expected Vector responded. Armed with his power of abstract lyricism, his extreme witty and clever use of words. A diss track was born in the record of ‘Judas The Rat’. Undoubtedly, this record is fire. However, Vector’s creativity amongst other things was questioned and must be discussed.
The artwork saw a rat in the character of Mr. Big in Zootopia inside the mouth of a cobra, the reptile Vec decided to use in representing himself, huge mistake here.
For someone many have continuously argued to be intelligent, myself included, I was beyond surprised to see that he agreed to the use of a cobra to represent himself.
Cobras kill in two ways spitting and biting but somehow are known more for spitting. They aim at the eye of their threat and spit into it, disabling it in seconds.
However further research has shown that ‘Cobras, however, use venom to kill.’ Also, they are not particularly muscular, and if they need to kill their prey, it is a must that they bite and hold on to that prey. With this being said, it is very possible for even a rat to kill a cobra should that cobra not aim properly and disable the rat in a second, the rat can, in fact, turn around and bite the cobra to death.
Cobras are also known to be vulnerable reptiles and according to Natgeowild; ‘cobras have developed an elaborate system of bluffing to intimidate anything they see as a threat.’
Misrepresenting himself with the photo of a cobra instead of that of a python is one way Vec had many questioning his intellect alongside the attributes of such a reptile.
Vec went on social media asking producers to send in beats for his response to M.I.
Lol… so I want to make this more interesting… I want producers who want to produce my response to play beat snippets underneath this tweet and in 24hrs we pick.
Use the #ThepastorsSon
— T.E.S.L.I.M (@VectorThaViper) October 5, 2019
This, to be honest, brought some sort of joy to my mind as I thought, oh yeah, new cats will be discovered. The record was produced by Masterkraft who did a fine job having us question how he made hits for artists over the years, a story for another day really.
Now, for a diss track to be made with such a below par beat, one must in fact again question Vec’s creativity as for the life of me, I can not understand why you will want to make a mellow beat in response to such catastrophic diss record made for you. I mean it is a diss track, it should get everyone screaming their lungs out and bumping their heads, not swaying it side to side like one in a Joeboy/Fireboy DML/Johnny Drille concert.
Vector over the years has effortlessly painted beautifully detailed pictures with his words that I dare say is akin to daydreaming and has caught many uninitiated off guards. I mean he is Vector, the rapper who over the years is known to possess a deeply multi-layered lyrical skill but really, Judas The Rat Is One Record that has me questioning everything. To be honest, I expected more when he mentioned ‘The Preacher’s Son.’ I, for one, was expecting major revelations but alas we only got the genesis of different stories that didn’t add up.
Yes, I know this has nothing to do with the record itself but again it is very important and related. Hours after social media had a meltdown analyzing and over-analyzing, ‘Judas The Rat, The Preacher’s Son,’ Vec, again took to his Twitter to share private messages between him and M.I giving the vibe that M.I was begging him.
M.I’s message read: “You are making it too easy and you are walking into set traps,” but this was misconstrued to mean the former was begging Vector, if this isn’t confusing, I do not know what is.
Sharing private messages on social media also has me wondering, who really is the RAT in this?
Written by: Tope Delano
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Top 5 Hilariously Terrible Cover Arts
They say not to judge a book by it’s cover but, I strongly disagree that this rule is applied to cover arts as if for anything, a song’s cover art should be the perfect avenue for artistes to create an aesthetic that symbolizes the music.
Over the years in the Nigerian music industry, one can not argue that the music history in the country isn’t riddled with a series of downright horrendous cover arts. From repulsive, offensive down to surreal arts, music lovers in the country have had to swallow the bitter pill of coming to terms with the fact that many of their favorite are not it.
We have seen acts risk questioning their reputation over their choice of questionable cover arts to many affirming their non-creativity.
In no particular order, here are 5 cover arts that are hilariously horrifying.
Vector – Tetracyling
It is a worldwide known fact that humans poop but I doubt we all need to be reminded of that when listening to music. Vector, in his diss track to fellow rapper M.I had more stomachs churning from the terrible terrible art cover which created the perfect imagery of one having the spend their day in a toilet full of watery shit with its need to create a replica of the antibiotic drug Tetracycline. Of course, I must acknowledge the witty play of words in the title, this, however, quickly turns to disgust upon seeing the cover art, so, nah. I sincerely do not know who we need to feel bad for here, Vector or the consumers who were made to listen to a mix of 2011 Vector and 2012 Hangman of Ruff Rugged And Raw.
Orezi – Born Broke Die Rich
Orezi is the poster child for ridiculous cover arts. It is no secret that cover arts are a medium for the artiste to give an insight into the music being released but this was not the case as singer Orezi for the song ‘Born Broke Die Rich’ posed with a N1000 note in flames while struggling to come across as confident and sexy but in fact having his eyes say all that is needed to know with the semi-craze look in it. The need to ridicule the power of the Naira down to the title of the song not in anyway tallying with the cover art makes this monstrosity a no no for me.
Skales – The Never Say Never Guy
I mean it’s Skales, and to be honest, not much creativity is expected here but I dare say, we were not prepared for the ‘orgy’ portrayed by the use of colors sliced through the body.
Solidstar – W.E.E.D
Sometimes, the best thing that can happen to any cover art is for the face of the artiste not to be on it. I mean if your album is titled ‘Witness Everything Exceptionally Different’ with the acronym WEED which when thought about literary is a substance that helps calm one, now imagine having that in mind and seeing your favorite with a crack on his face, huh, hard pass. I guess his team somehow could get a word in as the picture used on the other side of the art, sees Solidstar turning his face away. Like I said, sometimes it is best if the face of the artiste is nowhere to be found on the cover art.
CDQ – Quality
Who else suddenly feels the pangs of hunger hitting at them upon sighting what the rapper and his stylist term mink? From the terrible usage of the gradient effect down to the costume employed for the creation of this cover art, this creation is in fact far from what the album title sought to preach.
Written by: Tope Delano
Suicide: Mental Health And The Music Industry
The Nigerian music industry in the last few years has witnessed the scourge of depression/suicide sweeping through it and dragging with it, some of the industry’s creatives. This epidemic, as serious and devasting as it is, has continued to blossom right before everyone’s eyes without much being done about it.
Spectator Index, on the 28th of July, 2018, published a World Health Organization research on suicide placing Nigeria fifth with 15,000 suicide in every 100,000 suicides.
Researches have proven that there has been a substantial increase in suicide rates in the last few years and in a not so surprising turn, suicide has now been declared the second leading cause of death amongst 10–26-year-olds. Many have argued on the reason why so many young people keep taking their lives: Lack of jobs, poverty, to mention a few have been declared some of the reason people decide on ending their lives. However, we should know that these reasons are nuanced when it comes to the music industry
Over the years, we all have witnessed some of our favorites coming out to briefly speak on their mental health, revealing that they have in fact been struggling with depression. The last three years have seen the likes of Harrysong, Runtown, and most recently upcoming act Pelepele, who went the extra length of actually taking his own life.
Pelepele’s death has further busted open the door for the discussion on depression in the music industry causing us to, in fact, take a leap into why so many young acts and even established artistes are battling with their mental health and to be honest, the reason in this case, may not be far fetched. Everyone wants to ‘blow’ and continue to be relevant while still churning out hits.
The music industry is very demanding and a lack of artistic support has contributed to the depression. As many like to argue, barely two (2) out of the droves of record labels we have in the country are well structured. These labels know their duties which include mentoring their acts by the artist development departments in the record labels. This department handles the business of music for their artists.
Not so many artistes in the country today are lucky, as even with them being signed to a label, they basically still have to make it on their own with very little support from their so-called labels. There is the issue of being business-minded, churning out music that will appeal to the ‘masses’ and of course still ‘keeping face’ when in fact, there is no face to be kept.
For starters, lets place attention on indie artistes who do not have the backings of a label. What really are the issues they have to deal with?
I have been opportune to speak with a couple of budding independent artistes, who are bent on etching their careers out and making a mark within the music industry, and one thing I have come to realize, most of these guys were not privy to some of the information and advice needed to start out as well as use in creating a name for themselves in the industry.
For any person yearning for a career in the music industry, it is paramount that you arm yourself with all shades and forms of advice from a hue of people with experience in various roles in the industry most especially from artistes such as yourself who have survived solely as an independent act for years without any support from a corporate ‘machine’ or a label. Doing this will give you a more accurate map on how to navigate in the industry, what to expect and how best to deal with any hurdle that may crop up along the way.
Now to the ones who are lucky enough to get signed by labels, most of these people end up having to change their sound to suit the taste of the label and of course the masses. Now on this, I am 50/50 about it. While some labels may, in fact, understand the gimmicks of this music business and artiste development, others simply do not have an iota of knowledge about this. For labels who know the game from top to bottom, they understand that in most cases, it is more than the music.
When an artiste finds a great label such as the one briefly discussed in the paragraph before this, then I dare say, you should listen to whatever advise is being dished out else you are preparing yourself for career suicide.
It should be noted that for an artiste to ‘blow’ in the industry, there is more to achieving this than just the sound/music, the platform they are signed to may, in fact, be key.
A great label knows that achieving success is much more than music, there are the:
Social media presence
Music launch and press releases
Lets put it this way, a properly run label can help an artiste blow faster than a hit song and should also know they need to give their artiste leeway to decide their artistic direction.
In July 2019, Oladips who was signed to Reminisce’s LRR record announced to the world that he had left the label. He went on to release a song titled ‘Maybe’ where he spoke on losing his way after he signed to a label. His way in this context can be linked to his rap part and style.
Now before this song was released, many of his fans, over the years had complained of having lost the ‘rapper’ in him, that they knew. Many critics and music lovers bemoaned the fact that he was no longer the ace rapper who they fell in love with before he signed to a label, they complained majorly about his need to delve into the singing aspect of music.
These worries were later dealt with by Reminisce himself, in an interview with Hip TV back in 2017 where he stated that he simply needed to tweak Oladips’ sound so as to find a way into the mainstream.
Following the tweaking came the song ‘Lalakukulala’ which was the only successful mainstream song Oladips released. (He has ‘Champagne’, released in 2016, which till date has only garnered 36,331 views)
Apparently this move was not in the least appreciated by Oladips, who made it known in the song ‘Maybe’ where he rapped the lyrics.
‘I was a young promising Dips before I signed to a label, the same reason why I had to leave the label. I use to be responsible for my losses and my wins. Then it felt like someone cut my wings…’
This song further shone a light on his mental health, a part of him that was again brought to fore following the death of Pelepele. Taking to his Instagram story, the rapper revealed that at some point in his life, he almost ended his life if not for the friends who were with him that night.
Oladips’s case is one which brings to notice the question: Should artistes make the music that reflects who they are or go with the trend? It is no secret that people are going after numerous things just to make headway in this business, causing many to compromise. However, it must be said that this may in fact not be the smartest move for many artistes.
As I would always advise the few acts who I have had a discussion with, ‘make the music that best reflects who you are and what you stand for as this kind of music will be the best you’d make and will also help you build a fan-base that will always be in your corner.’
Your fans will always stay in your corner, should you continue churning out that creative side of you which endeared them in the first place as to be honest, being you, a great you, will any day beat a second-rate someone else. Artistes who enjoy jumping from trend to trend, of course, they will garner fans who will also keep jumping from one trend to the other depending on which is hottest that period or an artiste who does it better. So, why not stick with doing ‘you’?
Now in doing you, this comes with knowing that your talent alone is never enough. Making it in the music industry comes with more than being remarkably gifted in making music. Creatives must not only be talented but also be reliable, honest, conscientious, punctual and so on. It should be noted that your reputation is everything.
For artistes to acquire success, there is a need for a team of people to ensure that success is attained. Dancers, managers, agents, and publicists are some of the people any business-minded artiste needs, not an entourage of ‘yes men’ with little or no knowledge about the music business and music itself. Yes, I am aware that it can be a daunting responsibility for any artist to have all of these persons on his or her payroll and this on its own could have a negative effect on their psychological health.
If we are going, to be honest, many of us have gone through periods of depression, anxiety or in some cases, had a meltdown. Some, in fact, are still battling with this and have refused to seek help, while others have. For creatives who end up taking their own lives, it should be noted that most times, this is birthed from a more longstanding illness which they had to deal with throughout their life.
People who battle mental health issues are some of the greatest actors that I know as these people constantly cover up that part of their lives with a mask with which they use in communicating with people around them.
Many times, we have read on social media where society blames people battling depression or even those who end up taking their own lives. You read things like ‘he or she should have talked to someone,’ now while I will never underestimate the power of opening up and sharing your struggles with others, it should be noted today that it is far from easy to keep telling people around you every day just how much you wish you could die and how you have lost hope in everything.
For those who have battled this disease and won, I personally feel it is important that you speak out and let others know it is not something they should be ashamed of, mental illness/depression is a huge part of millions of people’s lives, most especially with those in the music industry.
One act I am most thankful for his Harrysong who according to his management is getting help after he came out to shed more light on his mental health.
”Don’t cry wen I die, celebrate, put up a kingmaker concert, empower more youths,… I have Lived… I have Done my bit, carry on in grace… TEKERO? I LOVE YOU ALL.” This brief message as it is has left a number of people expressing concerns for his well being.
His management had released a statement saying he had been gotten the help needed.
Harrysong is Getting The Needed Help. A big thank you to concerned fans, friends, and family who have put in calls, Messages, and emails to check on Harrysong after his last alarming Instagram post 22 hours ago. The truth is Harrysong has been dealing with slight emotional issues in the last few days and has been trying to manage it alone. But at this point, we are getting him the needed help.
“We have been in talks with Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Practitioner, Oyinkansola Alabi and a session has been booked. Depression is real, but when that happens one should sought for help in the appropriate quarters. Once again, Thank you all,”
The music industry is not in the least an easy one to work in and if somehow you are depressed and having a difficult time, it is time to seek help. Seek help, plan your every move and have faith, then watch how things will begin to fall in place.
Written By: Tope Delano
Is Tekno On The Verge Of Taking Back His Position As No. 3 Biggest Artiste In Nigeria With The Release Of “Agege”?
Tekno is no doubt one of the most talented music artistes in Africa. In-fact, what makes him stand out is the reality that he is multi-talented.
Tekno is a music artiste, a record producer, a great dancer and a multi-instrumentalist which makes him the ‘complete package.’ He can make his music in the confines of his room without having to consult any other music intellect or colleague.
Tekno made a mark on music fans with his first major music single, “Holiday” featuring Davido in 2013. The song was quite big and it drew everyone’s attention to the argument that another young music artiste had emerged to give a strong competition to the seemingly insurmountable dominance of Davido and Wizkid.
However, this wasn’t the case until after over 2 years when Tekno refined himself, storming the industry in 2016 with some really monster & banging hit songs that were released back-to-back. Songs like “Where,” “Pana,” “Rara” and “Diana” were songs that banged throughout 2016, endearing him to music fans, thereby giving him an opportunity to have his own core fans who adore him and place him so high up to the league of the greatest artistes in Africa during that period.
Tekno’s exploits in 2016 made him a huge name in other African countries, thereby making him a hot property who was seriously in-demand. He got a lot of shows in so many African countries which worth thousands upon thousands of US dollars (millions of naira). Apart from that, he was beginning to get tipped as the number one artiste in Africa during that time with the singer sweeping almost every award that was available to be given away in that year.
His status as a digital artiste leveled up greatly as he was a major player on music streams and YouTube (reason why “Pana” is one of the most streamed Nigerian music video). One other action that cemented Tekno’s status as an elite African artiste was his “4 million dollar” Sony music contract which he signed at the organization’s New York headquarter in the same year of 2016.
Unfortunately for music fans and Tekno, that high hopes for the singer wasn’t realized as he went AWOL after a few music releases in 2017. Tekno tried so hard to make an explosive comeback with songs such as “Yawa,” “Jogodo,” “Woman,” “On You” and a couple more but all to no avail. These songs didn’t do all that badly as they were favourites of many music fans, but it didn’t do so greatly like his 2016 records which made a lot of people feel Tekno already got past his best years.
Fast-forward to summer of 2019, a video interview of Tekno by controversial Cool FM OAP, Daddy Freeze appeared on the internet in which he revealed the challenges he faced that made him stay away from music for a while and almost terminated his career as a musician.
He revealed in the interview that he was struck by a strange illness which did so much damage to his vocal box, preventing him from being able to talk not to talk of sing. He disclosed that he felt miserable as a result of the illness and thought for some period that he was going to lose his career as a musician. He added later on that his faith and vicious strength was what gave him a boost in confidence not to lose hope which then made him spend so much money to be well again till he almost got broke.
Watching and listening to the interview, music fans got thoroughly sympathetic and emotional which made them forgive Tekno’s inactive participation in the music industry over the past months after realizing the illness played a major role in not being able to get quality content from the superstar.
Just few days after the interview, Tekno resumed his duty post as he dropped a banging new single; “Agege” featuring Zlatan Ibile. The song which tends to follow the Zanku trend is currently raving among music fans for mixed reasons. One which is for the fact that it is a potential banger which could be popular on the streets and outside of it in a short-while and the other which is as a result of the controversy surrounding its video.
You all would be familiar with the situation on hand concerning the video of a moving truck carrying dancing half-naked girls which has caused a little eruption on the internet, well, it is a scene from the video of “Agege.” With the industry known to be a proponent of the creed, “No bad publicity,” people have now thought this controversy would help blow “Agege” and get Tekno back to the level he deserves within the industry since controversy plays a major role in the rise of artistes to the apex position of music within the industry.
Tekno has promised to get back to the status he once was in the music industry. After the whole medical challenges he’s faced, he now seems to be ready to storm the industry again with powerful music on a consistent level which already looks like it’s started with “Agege.”
This piece then begs the questiin – Is Tekno On The Verge Of Taking Back His Position As No. 3 Biggest Artiste In Nigeria With The Release Of “Agege”?
Nigerian Artistes Are Doing Damage To Nigerian Music, Quality Of Music Content Should Be Improved On
Imagine if “Soapy” was released in the times of Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Onyeka Owenu, Oliver de Coke? Try to imagine the chaos and pandemonium that would have erupted from the society? Disastrous? This makes me wonder what the music industry has turned to over the years
No doubt, the music industry has achieved an enormous success worldwide and is unarguably one of Nigeria’s biggest job-creating sectors today as it creates opportunities for youths like event management, DJ services, music/movie production, and so on. This has immensely contributed to the economy at large.
Nigerian artistes have succeeded in embracing the foreign culture, incorporating Nigerian elements to produce a vibrant and lively sound that has become immensely popular among the youths. Not only are the beats unique, but languages are combined to create special effects.
However, the major issue here is the type of music discharged to the public. Let’s call a spade a spade, today, content doesn’t sell music. Majority of the music consumed by music lovers are filled with profanities and a lot of crap that should never be played in public. These days artistes go into the studio and with the help of a little Kush, drinks and a danceable beat, they convince themselves that they have made a “hit”.
If the song isn’t about a woman’s ‘front and back’ (breasts and butts), it will be about wild partying, drunkenness, smoking, and most of the time, it is disgustingly about immoral sex. Nowadays, some artistes have gone bonkers by dishing songs that promote fraudulent activities, advocating masturbation and other dirty sexual deeds. Let’s not even go into details about the visuals of these songs.
Since vulgarity and sexuality have become the order of the day in the music industry, one would seem very odd and old-fashioned if one’s music is sane and has a positive message. But only a few music artistes have not swayed with the direction in which the music industry is headed.
They have successfully carved a niche for themselves and it can be boldly said that they are recognized not only in Nigeria but to the world at large. These few have been able to help us not to completely dissociate from reality and continuously give us a feel of real life.
So what really makes up a good composition of music? The lyrics of the music of the older generation were rich. Songs from these artistes were filled with good content that addressed real-life, issues facing the country ranging from politics, education and so on. There are so many lessons to learn from their songs which are why they have continued to remain evergreen. Music should be created solely to motivate, give value, showcase culture, and education.
There is absolutely nothing wrong in making songs that are danceable or relatable but let’s be guided because the majority of the consumers of music are the youngins. These are the future leaders of tomorrow like we like to proclaim and whatever is being dished out is what they take in. This is quite sensitive and it is worthy to note that music has a lot of power. It has the power to change our thoughts, reasoning, and mood.
On an ending note, how great would it be to wake up to the sound of good music with very good content? Trust me; it wouldn’t kill us to make good music. I believe that the music scene in Nigeria still has a long way to go in terms of creating songs with rich content which would awaken our sense of reasoning.
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Davido VS Wizkid – Why Rivalry Is An Important Factor For The Growth Of The Nigerian Music Industry
I have heard and read people in the music industry speak & write against rivalry in the Nigerian music industry which I totally frown against. One thing that needs to be very well understood is the fact that in every trade or art that exist, the presence of rivalry is very healthy and so important in making such businesses or arts grow.
And why is it so important? Since trade is all about rendering services in exchange for money, every person that patronizes such trade deserves the best of services and as it should be known, when there is lack of competition for a particular business or in a case where there is monopoly of trade, the efficiency in the services to consumers might lack quality which in turn would frustrate patrons.
Bringing the Nigerian music industry into this space, competition or rivalry should not be frowned at but even very well encouraged. Without rivalry in this industry, there won’t be entertainment for fans, there would be the lack of motivation for quality delivery from music artistes and more importantly, there would be lack of growth (as against people opining that rivalry kills growth in the industry).
Using Davido & Wizkid for an illustrative purpose, these two artistes are currently the biggest music artistes in Africa and the greatest music exports that Africa have ever seen. Many would argue that their talents, creativity, marketing power and hard-work are what have gotten them to the unrivaled level they are now, yes! they have played a part truly, but you cannot underestimate the power of rivalry in making them the artistes they are right now.
Since they stormed the music industry a decade ago, they have been arch-rivals which has also caused their fans to be but it hasn’t caused any negativity for the two artistes but positivity. Davido and Wizkid whether you like it or not, respect each other’s hustle (as it is seen when they are on good terms) and at the same time have fear for each other’s trade which constantly keep them on their toes every now and then to always try to outshine each other.
I am sure when Wizkid drops a song and it does so well, Davido gets bothered and tries not to allow it do so much, releasing his to create competition, and that goes for Wizkid too. This exactly is great for the fans as it allows us listen to quality and not what is done out of the knowledge that no one would do anything close to what either of them does in terms of music brilliance.
Their rivalry now stands as a benchmark for the way they go about their music trade which has made them grow so much commercially and internationally. Their rivalry has also played a huge part in making them the biggest ambassadors of Nigerian music. Because of Davido and Wizkid a lot of westerners have been drawn to the music in this part of the world which only means nothing but growth for us.
Aside the quality of music the rivalry of these two gems give to fans and aside the growth it supplies to the music industry, it highly keeps fans entertained. Comparison, exchange of words, rare support of each other, fans’ disagreement are all what never encourage boredom in this game. If rivalries never exist, all these would cease to exist and there won’t be anything entertaining about Nigerian music.
However, what should invoke negation is violent rivalry. In cases when rivalry is now becoming something that leads to artistes being physically confrontational with each other, then alarm should be raised and steps taken to restore sanity.
According to American Novelist & Poet, Louisa May Alcott; “Rivalry adds so much to the charm of one’s conquest.” This means that knowing you have won in the midst of keen competition; you get to appreciate your efforts more. This indirectly translates to the fact you wouldn’t want to back down on any effort that brings you sweet victory, which is good for everyone who gets benefit in the area you’ve won (relate this to the music industry).
Conclusively, I am opining that, yes! love should be encouraged, but it doesn’t mean that the existence of rivalry should be frowned at. Love and rivalry can co-exist! People become rivals and yet still become friends and also people become enemies yet without being rivals. Rivalry is not a standard for enmity but more for quality control. Therefore, in an emphatic manner, I am clamouring that RIVALRY is good for our music industry and should be left to triumph.
Written by Taiwo Oluwafemi
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