You will agree with me that it has been a long and slow year in the entertainment industry with the pandemic. Shows are not coming, clubs are not booming, fashion is a little draggy, but I can tell you again that new ideas are being born, new innovations, new creativities.
Even though there have been limited shows, a few outings, but we have seen creativities in skits and shot videos that have never been that beautiful. Despite the lockdown, notable Nigerian artists have dropped great songs and award-making albums. Here and there.
One that we can’t but talk about is the outstanding maturity in the music of the all-time record-breaking wizkid. Gone are those times when artists are on the stage miming to their own songs instead of really singing. Not having the crowd to sing along has made a notable, and maybe, long-overdue change to the music world.
The Arise TV 60th Independence Anniversary concert showed again to the world that our artists are way more talented than they are taken for. It will be unfair not to mention the classic of Wizkid that night. His music has grown to so much maturity. He got the night in everything; the beat, song arrangement, his flow. The class of his music that night is out of this world, it is marvelous.
It is worthy of note that being tagged the best in Africa is never by chance. The Ojuelegba crooner has proved beyond doubt that he has come to stay in this business and on the world-class stage much longer than can be imagined.
“Made In Lagos” is an all-time album. This an album that will fit into all occasions and can serve several purposes- quiet time, jolly time, merry time, party time, all times. This is so much maturity in the songs and the live renditions are highly spectacular.
The pandemic, not a friend anyone, but has been able to bring some notable changes, especially to the Afrobeat music and the way artist now showcases their beautiful talents in ways anyone has never seen before.