There Are Too Many Empty Songs In Nigeria - Klem
In Nigeria, a lot of artists prefer to write their own music.
Songwriting is a pretty lucrative business in a properly functioning musical society, but in a place like Nigeria, song writers are not recognised for their work.
Tiwas Savage, for instance, is signed to Sony/ATV as a songwriter and has written for the likes of Monica and Fantasia Barrino.
Now music producer and Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy wants to do something about song writing in Nigeria.
In a series of tweets, he said the Nigerian Music industry needs more songwriters as there are already too many artistes.
He stated in one of his tweets that he is currently working on something that would have songwriters cashing out even better than regular artistes.
This has made song writer, Klem very excited.
The song writer who penned hits like Seyi Shay's 'Yolo Yolo', 'Sade' by Davido, 'Nakcam' by Yemi Alade, 'Applaudise' and 'Gift' by Iyanya, while speaking to Bounce News said:
"I am excited, I support Donjazzy, there are too many empty songs, songs have no content. When musicians use your materials, they do not give you credit.
''Even when you have a publishing deal, it is difficult to get your royalties. This has made many song writers give up. In this industry you need to be stubborn, about it, to get paid. What I do is I sell the songs I write"
Music producer and singer Cobhams Asuquo, in a recent interview, said people did not care about lyrical content because they just want to have a good time, dance and forget about what is stressing them.
So where lies the fate of songwriters?