Media should stop promoting only Afrobeats- Ex-Styl-Plus member, Tunde

Former member of the popular R&B group, Styl-Plus, Tunde Akinsanmi, has urged the media in Nigeria to promote music genres apart from Afrobeats.

He said the TV and radio stations should not let other genres to die all because they are promoting Afobeats which is the sound that’s currently buzzing both domestically and internationally.

Speaking during an interview, Tunde also appealed to show promoters to not just focus on reigning artistes, but also patronise pioneer artistes who ‘paved the way’.

Media should stop promoting only Afrobeats- Ex-Styl-Plus member, Tunde

He said; “I will like to listen to radio and know that there are other genres of music, and not just afrobeats. They should not allow other genres of music to die. I have been all over the world and I have seen how music is streamed on TV and radio.

“They play both new and old songs. Show promoters should not just focus on people that are reigning now. They should also patronise people who paved the way. The more they are patronised, the longer their works and careers are going to last.”

Addressing the belief that veterans are making moves to return to the music front, Tunde said; “People are just waking up. It is only in Nigeria that we call them ‘old cats’. As an artiste grows older, they become vintage.”

On what he has been up to, the singer said he also ventured into tech and is currenly running game development in Nigeria.

He said; “I am also a tech guy, and I am involved in development of games. I just want to do the best I can while I am still young. For the past 10 years, I have lived like a hermit. Nobody knew where I was. But this year, I have decided to come out.”