What do you think about our music? African music,?Cameroon music? Do you get my drift!
Since I’ve become your questionaire, Oyah, let’s go. My shop deh open. lol
Is african music on its way or has it taken over africa?
Would you say African music is now going places?
Gone are those days when African musicians were living in the shadows while western musicians got all the attention.
But again , I can’t help but wonder: if African music is really taking over or are Africans just regurgitating western world music?
This would imply Africa is taking over the would while culture takes a back sit. African roots is culture and what’s an African musician without any cultural heritage?
Generational Musicians Compared
Remember the generation before us? I mean those who really took Africa and cultural
heritage like it’s Their business! Most would agree that music in the 80s, 90s and even early 2000s was golden
The body of work born within these period as far as African music is concern form the basis of our history. It vividly tells us how far Africa has come.
Music was such an instrumental tool to the formation of the new Africa that most of us so gracefully enjoy.
Love, politics, war, pain, happiness was expressed with music being at the forefront.
I could keep going with the list ohhh!
Different countries, one Africa in sound right?
Our generation is far less concerned About something as archaic as “African h. Some publicly say it’s a thing of the past and cannot be exported while others go as far as oyiboing their whole sound while still expecting Africans to hail and consume it!
No attension to history, no culture , no love, more hate thanks to social media and most of all, dragging a fellow brother or sister down is the Nu New!
Where are we heading to? What legacy are we leaving behind?
The Quest for hits has proven to be quick snacks which only gaz u up! After the hits, what next? Quick snacks which only gaz u up! After the hits, what next?
Back to the village for ya papa compound abi lol
I hail my Nigerian brothers, who are really pushing the limit and making more and more collaborations with big names abroad possible.
Africans are seeing their handwork as they continue to bring us recognition through more awards and nomination. But we need more wins for the culture!
My gratitude is excess right now ohh! I feel like sharing. Make I buy you charge with ya momo noh? Lol
Enough wayo, Let me give you a history lesson, if you nova be convinced say african mutumbu don d try.
ACCOLADE OF OUR AFRICAN MUSICIANS
Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Burna Boy. They have been nominated among the UK and French artists in the category.
For dis year awards, Nigerian musicians Wizkid and Femi Kuti get nomination for di Best Global Music Album.
Ghanian artist Rocky Dawuni also grab nomination for di same category, plus Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo.
Colabos of Africans and western Musicians.
- Diamond Platnumz and Omarion in African beauty
- Wizkid featuring Drake come closer
- R Kelly – Hands Across The World ft The members of the group were Nigerian R&B singer 2Face, Alikiba from Tanzania, Congolese singer Fally Ipupa, 4X4 from Ghana, hip-hop artist Movaizhaleine from Gabon, Zambia’s JK, Ugandan hip-hop star Navio and Kenya’s Amani – the only woman in the group
- Salatiel water ft Pharell Williams and world star Beyonce
Certainly, the bridge between Cameroon, Africa and the rest of the word is still under construction
But the elephant in the room still stands: are we moving forward with culture and music or is Oga culture taking a back sit?