Young artistes seek government’s intervention on funding

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Young artistes seek government’s intervention on funding

The Lagos State Government has been urged to build music studios in several parts of the State to support their sector.

Some up-and-coming young artistes said this in Lagos, noting that the studios would remove many unemployed youths with music talent from the streets.

Israel Adebanjo, 26, with stage name, ‘Rollz’, said he had performed at almost all music talent hunts organised at Agege, but needed help to break into the music industry.

“I will also urge the government to assist winners of talent hunt contests with studio bookings to excel in music,”

“The government should organise more of such contests to discover more up-and-coming young artistes.” he said.

25 year old Lateef Hassan, whose stage name is ‘Laze’ said he had chosen music as a career after watching the likes of Small Doctor ‘Temitope Adekunle’ and Wizkid ‘Ayodeji Balogun’ perform on stage.

“I started singing since I graduated from Jubril Martins Secondary School. My elder brother’s friend has a studio around there, so, sometimes we go there and have a feel of what it is like to make your song in the studio.

“I sing for my friends and I perform at small gatherings. I hope the government will one day come to our aid and support us with token to produce an album,” he said.

Also speaking was 26 year old Olawale Akinpelu, with stage name, “Whaley”, who also appealed to popular artistes to call the attention of the government on their behalf through their songs.

According to Whaley, it is when those we see as our seniors speak for us that the government will listen to our plight.

Rahila L.