A pop artiste, Sound Sultan, on Friday traced the poor quality of music currently renting Nigeria’s airwaves to undue pressure from fans not interested in professionalism.
The musician told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the society should benefit immensely from the type of music to hear.
He described music as “an important tool that entertainers should use wisely”.
Sound Sultan said the quality of works by modern artistes’ ought to attract the right level of patronage from the listeners, but noted that the current trend of music had regrettably become a bad influence on most musicians.
He said: “I feel music is a great tool that we should not misuse.
“If music is misused, it can tell a lot on the generation.
“I want to be able to play my music where my kids are, not tell them to cover their ears.
“You see those crap music and all those other things, I don’t know if it’s me that’s buying them or if it’s me that’s telling them to play it.
“There must be somebody telling people that they want to hear that thing.
“When there is clamour, where there is demand for something, then they will keep putting it upfront to their audience.
“They want to satisfy their audience, they don’t want to bore anybody with their airplay.
“So if there’s stuff like that going on, trust me, it’s a controlled market, somebody is doing something somewhere.
“So for me, I don’t really concentrate on pointing fingers, I just try to deafen your ears with my own sense of making music.”
According to Sound Sultan, most musicians usually produce new works without working hard on them to be masterpieces.
NAN reports that Sound Sultan is noted for endearing tunes like Jagbajantis, Ghen Ghen and Bushmeat, through which some of the societal ills were lampooned.