Kelvin Odanz, a well-known Twitteratti, has used his platform to criticize Nigerian female artists.
Successful female artists such as Tiwa Savage, Simi, Teni, and others, according to Odanz, have not done enough to aid other young female singers, prompting him to ask a critical question: WHY?
It is a well-known fact that most male celebrities constantly assist their up-and-coming junior colleagues in their ascent to the top, but the same cannot be said for female superstars.
Kelvin tweeted ;
You can point out upcoming male artists that were discovered, groomed and helped onto the limelight by establishing male artists like Davido, WizKid, Banky W etc.
What are established female artists like Tiwa, Simi, Teni and co doing to help other upcoming female artists?
This is a general question to successful female artists in the music industry since I became familiar with Nigerian music.
Which female artists were discovered, groomed and helped onto the limelight by other older established female artists?
I really want to know if there are any. I am also very curious to know what Simi is doing to help females in the music industry. She seems to be an outspoken “feminist” in the industry.
I mean, aside from her singing a feminist-themed song, “woman” that appeals to women and brings more money into her bank account.
Why is it very common for men to give other upcoming male artists a platform the moment they become successful themselves in the music industry. And then, it is quite rare to see successful female artists in the industry giving other upcoming female artists a platform.
Just for reference. 5 years ago, barely anyone knew Zlatan, Naira Marley or Bella Shmurda. But today, they all own their own music labels with artists (mostly male) signed under them.
Tiwa has been a big name in the industry since 2012. Almost a decade on top of her game…
And she doesn’t own a music label, despite being on the scene for much longer. Why is that tho? What are the barriers to successful female artists?
And I can’t point at any upcoming female artist she’s discovered or helped find her footing in the industry. Why is that?
Just to conclude, Tiwa Savage is a more successful and recognized artist than Naira Marley globally. Their streaming numbers are evidence.
A single feature from Tiwa of an unknown upcoming female artist will be a breakthrough. Why isn’t that sort of support/grooming happening?!©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.