Stakeholders in the music industry in Nigeria are beginning to pay close attention to the influence of lyrical contents on the moral values in the country.
Nigeria is no doubt one of the countries that lay emphasis on ensuring that the flag of moral values and standards keep flying even when music is considered part of life.
However, it must be stressed that there is a mutual complementarity between music and morality.
Despite modern changes through foreign influences, Nigeria stands out as a country that shows that people can appreciate modern values, technology and modern forms of organization without abandoning their traditional culture.
In a chat with everyevery.ng, an Ibadan based On Air Personality and DJ, Ajewole Israel, popularly known as DJ Eden said Nigerian artistes are not fairing badly in raising the standard of moral values adding that there is always room for improvement.
According to him, Nigerian ladies pay keen attention to lyrical contents more than their male counterparts noting that the latter are more concerned about the beats.
Meanwhile, DJ Eden said many Nigerian artistes are working on putting the country on the global map through their skills.
He added that Nigeria have been getting the attention of big artistes around the world referring to Cardi B’s visit to Lagos state in the year 2019.
Though, he said many Nigerian artiste are doing their best to protect and promote moral values through their songs, the OAP stated that many of them are still not doing enough to ensure that those who are seeing them as role models get enough to learn from them.
While reacting to the recently released EP by Olamide Adedeji popularly known as Olamide Baddo titled 999, Eden said most of the tracks are about nudity which contradicts what Nigerian ethics and moral values stands for, he advised Nigerian artistes to up their games the more to further promote moral values with their lyrical contents.
In the meantime, he expressed optimism that the newly introduced Reality Tv show in Nigeria, Ultimate Love would be of more value to promoting love and unity among the different tribes in the country compared to existing reality show, the Big Brother Naija which he said had little or no impact on the Nigerian populace.