Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun a.k.a Vector has said politicians have disappointed a lot of entertainers.
The ‘King Kong’ rapper made this known in a chat with Hip TV.
In his words: “When you have done political campaigns such that politicians have disappointed you a lot of times you’ll figure out that maybe we all just need to do better,” he said.
“Because some people are still giving them Lamba (money), many artistes turn their evergreen jams into political campaign songs.
“They are old enough to know the consequences of such actions. Who am I to judge them.”
Asked about the upsurge of piracy in the Nigerian entertainment industry, the 34-year-old rapper explained that politicians themselves alongside the government are not doing enough for the music industry.
“The music industry is thriving by itself. Imagine if you didn’t have to deal with piracy. You’ll most likely not have artistes who are begging for money when they’re sick because their royalties would be in place,” he explained.
“This is why a lot of my songs are way more digital and on different platforms like Apple, Spotify and others because that is where you’ll go and have access to the numbers. Nobody in Alaba (market) is trying to show me my real numbers.”
It was recalled that Vector had slammed M.I Abaga over his 2017 song, ‘You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives’, where Abaga had complained that his colleagues were “underperforming”.
In his reaction, Vector described MI Abaga’s assertion as a “super lie”.
“It’s fine, you can call rappers wack, you can call them anything but I will stand by it any day any time, don’t wash your dirty linen in public,” Vector said during a Cool FM interview.
“Nobody should come and say that is why South African rappers are killing Nigerian rappers. That is such a huge thing to say. That takes it to another level. That is a super lie.
“Whoever is saying that knows that the South African environment… for example, I am there in SA and giving them bars, and the first thing I hear is where can I buy your music whereas the general public in Nigeria is where can I download your music.
There is a different culture. They have pushed hip hop to a level where the acceptance is very general”, he said in an interview.
“What are you doing to fix up other rappers’ lives to make that a culture as it is meant to be? Are you doing because you want relevance? Are you doing it because you want to make some noise?
“No offence, I don’t know what the moves are but the only problem I have with that song is you can’t say that’s why this region is killing this region. I don’t think it should be said. I think it is very disrespectful on a very very next level.”
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