Nigerian music is not as good as it used to be – Ric Hassani

Nigerian R&b maestro, Ric Hassani has shared his opinion on the long-term effects that Afrobeats will have on the music industry.

He complained that almost everybody wants to get into the genre now, and it has been making the quality of the music drop drastically over the years.

Nigerian music is not as good as it used to be - Ric Hassani

The ‘Gentleman’ crooner who recently had an interview with Ebuka on Channels TV programme, Rubbin’ Minds, said current hit songs are no longer as good as they used to be in the past, where it was all about substance.

According to him, artistes are just releasing whatever they like now and using money to push the music even though they are not very good.

Hassani said; “Afrobeats is Nigerian music. Our guys are top 10 and I feel like because of that the quality of music might start dropping because more people want to get in. So the quality is really dropping.

“Back in the days, hit songs were serious music but now almost anybody is just coming in. Most of the hit songs in Nigeria now are not very good music. Back in the days it wasn’t like this. I feel like because we have been number one for so long, everybody is just dropping whatever they like and throwing money behind it.”

Meanwhile, in related news…

Ayodeji Balogun, the singer professionally known as Wizkid recently clarified that he is not an Afrobeats artiste, and wants the public to not categorise him as such.

The singer took to his social media page to make the clarification while announcing that his next album was complete and ready to be released.

Wizkid warned fans not to expect an old version or Afrobeats sound on the album which will be titled Morayo, after his late mother.

In a series of rants, he urged fans who are looking forward to hearing the old Wizkid, to not bother downloading his new project and delete him from their playlist.

Furthermore, the ‘Fever’ crooner warned bloggers and other media outfits not to post his album or report details about it when he finally releases Morayo.

He wrote; “Album done! See you soon b*tches! And abeg if you like Pakurumo Wizkid, don’t download this new album. In fact, delete me from your playlist and your life! If you like Afrobeats, don’t download my album. I’m not a f*cking Afrobeats artiste. I am not Afro anything.”