Nigerian music doesn’t have structure – Fireboy DML

Afrobeats superstar, Fireboy DML, has explained the reason he and other Nigerian artistes rarely tour Nigeria despite selling out arenas around the world.

The ‘Peru’ crooner said Nigerian music is “perfect”, but there is no structure, which makes it difficult to do music tours in the country.

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The YBNL act told OAP Dotun on Cool FM Lagos, that he thinks of a time when music lovers will travel to Lagos, Nigeria to attend concerts.

Fireboy said; “Everyone is saying ‘Afrobeats to the world.’ The music is perfect. But there is no structure. They [foreign] fans are listening [to our music] but when are they going to come to Lagos and watch us perform?

“When are we going have arenas in Lagos where we can bring people from all around the world? You know, it [structure] will make everything just easier.”

Asked if he thinks Nigerian fans can afford to pay for arena shows, he said; “Yeah, they will. We already are. We just need to give people the incentive to pay. If you build a proper arena in Lagos, people would want to pay [gatefees] because they know that they are safe”.

In other entertainment news…

Nigerian music group, Ajebo Hustlers have argued in defence of Grammy-winning singer, Burna Boy’s controversial statement that Afrobeats lacks lyrical “substance.”

The Afrobeats and Highlife duo stated via their Twitter account that Burna is right because most of the big Nigerian artistes make music without substance.

CorrectNG reported earlier that Damini Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy riled up social media after he said in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, that 90 percent of Afrobeat songs which is mostly domiciled in Nigeria “lack substance and real-life experience”.

Reacting via Twitter, Ajebo Hustlers said the ‘Last Last’ crooner was saying the bitter truth which would not change no matter how offended people are

Ajebo Hustlers tweeted: “Be mad at Burna all you want!! Still don’t change the fact that half y’all favs make music with no substance. Tbh [to be honest] that’s absolutely fair cause this is entertainment at the end of the day. But he’s saying the bitter truth.”