Young artistes need to respect legends in the industry – ID Cabasa

Seasoned music producer, Olumide Ogunade, popularly known as ID Cabasa, has expressed in strong terms the need for the new generation of artistes to show respect to the legends in the music industry.

The 48-year-old sound engineer shared his two cents on the conflict between the younger artistes and the veterans who have been in the game for very long.

Young artistes need to respect legends in the industry - ID Cabasa

Speaking in the latest episode of the ‘Afrobeats Podcast,’ ID Cabasa said for peace to reign in the Nigerian music industry, there has to be mutual understanding between the new and old.

According to the Coded Tunez founder, the newbies need to respect the veterans, and the veterans need to be more honourable.

He said; “The new guys need to respect the OGs. The OGs need to be more honourable. You are not competing against these guys. If you see yourself as a competition to these guys, what you’ve done is that you’ve mortgaged your honour.”

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Nigerian singer and music executive, Innocent Idibia, professionally known as Tubaba, has said the new generation of artistes don’t owe him recognition as a legend.

The African Queen hit-maker said he appreciates when the young ones pay him tribute in a manner of acknowledging his legendary status, but noted that it is not mandatory for them to do so.

Tubaba spoke during an interview with broadcaster, Adesope Olajide, also known as Shopsydoo on the the Afrobeats podcast.

He said; “Nobody owes me anything. For me, it [my legendary status] is there. It’s never going to go away. It doesn’t reduce who I’m if young artistes don’t recognise my legendary status.

“The only thing is, definitely, I appreciate it when people recognise [my legendary status]. There’s nobody that won’t appreciate that. I appreciate when people recognise but I don’t take it too personal when they don’t. That one na the person ignorance.

“Nobody owes person anything because everybody that comes, they are going to tell their own stories. They are not going to start telling my own story. Every artiste that comes up now, even if they get inspiration from me or anybody, they are going to use it to elevate themselves. And that is their own stories.”