Fireboy Shares Concern On The State Of Nigerian Music Structure

In a recent interview, Adedamola Adefolahan, popularly known as Fireboy DML, expressed his concern regarding the lack of proper structure in the Nigerian music industry, even as Afrobeats stars seem to hold more shows outside the country than in it. According to the talented singer, Nigerian artists find it difficult to tour the country despite their success in selling out shows worldwide. He believes that Nigerian music is exceptional, but the absence of a well-organized and functional structure hinders the industry’s growth. Fireboy DML’s statement reflects the challenges faced by many artists in Nigeria who struggle to reach their full potential due to the lack of proper support and infrastructure in the music industry.
He confidently stated that Nigerian fans are more than capable of affording arena shows when asked. Fireboy noted this in a recent interview with Cool FM Nigeria, Lagos, hosted by Kayode Oladotun, popularly known as Do2dtun.
 “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.”
“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.”

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