The music industry needs better structures — Ninety
Rising Singer Alabo Tuonims aka Ninety says that although the Nigerian music industry is currently doing well, it needs better structures.
Talking about the changes he would like to see in the music industry, he said Sunday spoon“I would really like to see more structure in the music industry, with laws and various awards. I want us to build an industry so renowned and so powerful that African musicians no longer feel to need recognition from the West to be validated. It would also be great to see more diverse genres being accepted within the African music industry. Nigerians tend to reject any sound that is not explicitly afrobeats, and I would like to see African artists being allowed to explore and incorporate other genres into our music without limits or fear of rejection.Furthermore, I would like to see more women being offered more opportunities in the music world. ‘industry.
Ninety also stated that he is set to release his debut album Extended Play. He said, “I am currently working on my first EP, which will be released on April 28, 2022. It is called, rare gem, and it will contain seven songs. I think the songs are amazing and should be shared with my fans. I’ve been working on it for about three years now, so I’m very happy to finally be able to share it with the world.
Asked to define his sound, the singer said, “I personally dubbed my sound, New Wave Music, because it’s a fusion of different genres and elements that merge into a unique and fresh sound. I think a more colloquial term would be afro-fusion, which encompasses the sound that a lot of new African artists like me are creating.
The singer also said that the positive reception to his debut single remains one of the highlights of his career. He said: “The overwhelmingly positive reception to my debut single, Touch and Follow, remains one of the highlights of my career. I didn’t expect him to get so much love. My collaboration with Magnito and Zlatan on the song Sunday was also a big moment for me.
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