The Nigerian Music Industry Is Fake – Kcee Blows Hot - 3 years ago
Five Star Music Star, Kcee has said that the music industry is full of fake people and that there are certain people who have monopolized the gains of the music business, making it hard for others to enjoy its dividends. While speaking with Saturday Beats, Kcee said he watched Waje’s emotional video which saw the vocal powerhouse saying she may retire from the music business as it has not been profitable. Reacting to the video, Kcee said; I saw Waje’s video and I was touched. I was supposed to say something about it but I was busy with my album project. However, I spoke to a few people about it. The truth is that the industry is a fake one; I am not just talking about the Nigerian music industry, but globally. Everybody is struggling. I have been in this business for 19 years and at every point in time, you have A-list artistes and they are about ten. “These set of people are the ones making all the money. There are hundreds of artistes behind them struggling to get to make it to the top ten list. These other artistes keep spending the same amount of money (the A-list artistes spend) to just get there and they also have to live like a celebrity. This costs a lot of money. If you do not have the drive and focus to keep the fire burning, it is going to weigh you down” On his contribution to the music industry, he said Nigerians need to start regarding him as a living legend. “Of course I am a living legend if you do not call me that, I would call myself that. I know how the journey has been; it has not been easy. It has been so tough, it has always been up and down but I have been able to move from one generation to another and I have also contributed my quota as an artiste in the industry, so I stand as a legend right now. For me to be in the business for close to two decades is not a joke,” the singer said.