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NEWS UPDATE: Develop our entertainment industry to discourage our youths from criminal activities – Osakuade tells FG

NEWS UPDATE: Develop our entertainment industry to discourage our youths from criminal activities – Osakuade tells FG

Federal Regime has been advised to promote and develop the Nigerian amusement industry to boost its revenue generation.

A UK- based Nigerian artiste, Mr Busayo Osakuade, who gave the advice, said the industry has the proclivity of propelling the country’s foreign earnings that can aid in turning around the country’s debilitating economic system.

The Afao-Ekiti born afro beat out star also said many Nigeria youths engaging in internet fraud and other criminal activities could have been gainfully engaged in amusement, whether regime has made the sector appealing.

The Mechanical Engineer-turned instrumentalist spoke in Ado Ekiti during an interactive session with journalists on how best to develop the Nigeria’s amusement industry to find talents and nurture them to stardom.

According to him, “Nigerian regime should regain a platform to take out to a greater extent entertainers particularly upcoming artistes. Music is fast fitting one of our best exports and with the online streaming avenue, Nigerians can really earn money in dollars and export their music.

“Internet fraud shouldn’t be an alternative to our youths. We should create enabling surround for them in music, because many of our youths are greatly gifted and the regime should encourage them through sponsorship and tackling of piracy to boost the industry”, he said.

Speaking in relation to the decadence in the sector, Osakuade expressed displeasure on how some artistes were not honouring their contracts with tape labels.

He stated that the judicial system is also causing indulgence in breach of contracts, as it takes an terrible long time to entertain cases emanating from such criminal human activity.

The artiste said he was making good exploits in music in US despite his level in Mechanical Technology from Ekiti Province Academy and Post Graduate level in Renewable Free energy from the Academy of Reading, UK.

“I have been singing all my life, but I took it upward as a career in relation to 4 years agone . Financial incapability and inability to secure a tape deal caused the delay in going into total time music career.

“I listened to dancehall as a kid Shakademus and Pliers, Shaba Ranks, Buju Banton amongst others were inspiring me.And so in Nigeria, the likes of 2face & Remedies smash the stage, hence, the Nigerian version of dancehall gave parturition to the current afrobeats. Basically, afrobeats became my favourite genre of music.

“Music-wise, Michael Jackson, The Lighthouse Household, Seal and a few others are my role models.”


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