Nigerian music producer K-Solo is not happy with the way people view th career of producers who have not been able to produce hits for a long time.
Speaking with Saturday Beats, K-Solo who was quite popular in the early 2000’s said many view his career as dead due to him not being able to produce another hit.
“At a point, people said that my career was dead and I told them that if you assume that my career is dead, it means that Don Jazzy’s career is also dead as well. Some people misinterpreted me, but what I meant was that if you check the list of producers that are making hits currently, I am sure you would not find his name on the list.
“To the best of my knowledge, what people mean by the fact that my career is dead is because I do not have a hit song in the market. If you see me in that light, then assume the same thing for the likes of Cobhams Asuquo and other producers that have not had hit songs recently, and leave the likes of Young John, who have hit songs in the market.
“I am trying to change the impression of people because the truth is that even if you do not have a hit song, it does not mean that your career is dead,” he said.
K-Solo also made it known that there are cabals in the Nigerian music industry.
He said, “There is a major cabal in the music industry but their hold is weakening now. There used to be a major cabal and the way they work is this; if you release a song and you are not based on the Lagos Island, most radio stations would not want to play the song. This happened to me when I took Timaya’s song to meet a top on-air personality; he told me that it was not the kind of song that they played on their radio as it was not a hip-hop song at the time. Later, we were able to categorise the song into afro-music and dancehall and eventually, it became a big song.
“So, if you do not reside on the Lagos Island or move with certain people, the cabal would be against you. Thank God for the likes of Small Doctor who broke the barrier. The cabal still exists but they aren’t as powerful and visible as they used to be.
“The main reason why they are not visible is because the industry has passed the level by which you could force the public to listen to a particular kind of song. We have got to a point whereby the fans know what they want to listen to. If you had told me in 2015 that a diva like Tiwa Savage would collaborate with Slimcase for the song, ‘Codeine Diet,’ I would have argued with you.
“The cabal has lost their grip on the industry and that is why everybody is going with songs that are doing well. That is what broke the cabal and they are no longer relevant.”