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Most Nigerian Record Labels Are Founded By 'Yahoo Bois' - D'banj Reveals

Award-winning Hip Hop artiste, Banji Oladapo, popularly referred to as Dbanj has shaded record label owners in Nigeria.

D’banj, who was one of many panellists who discussed the topic, ‘Changing The Game: Artistes As Leaders’ at the 2018 Social Media Week Lagos, mentioned most label owners are working blindly as they know nothing about music.

The Eja Nla crooner went additional stating one of many challenges going through the Nigerian Music Industry saying;

Most of the new generation record labels are founded by Yahoo boys. You must understand first, why are you coming into music.

“Nigerian artistes need a lot of capacity building. It is only in Nigeria that the owner of a record label doesn’t know anything about music.”

D’banj additionally opened up on his music career revealing that he got into the music business as a result of fear of poverty.

On branding, the singer mentioned;

Just like any product, you must always evolve. The fear of being poor made me think outside the box. This is one of the factors that drove me into music,”

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