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Media Should Stop Promoting Only Afrobeats- Ex-Styl-Plus Member, Tunde Advices

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Tunde Akinsanmi, a former member of the popular R&B group Styl-Plus, has urged Nigerian media to promote music genres other than Afrobeats.

He remarked that TV and radio stations should not allow other genres to fade away simply because they promote Afobeats, a sound that is currently popular both domestically and globally.

In an interview, Tunde pleaded with event organizers to support pioneering artists who “paved the way” in addition to current performers.

He said; “I will like to listen to radio and know that there are other genres of music, and not just afrobeats. They should not allow other genres of music to die. I have been all over the world and I have seen how music is streamed on TV and radio.

“They play both new and old songs. Show promoters should not just focus on people that are reigning now. They should also patronize people who paved the way. The more they are patronized, the longer their works and careers are going to last.”

Media should stop promoting only Afrobeats- Ex-Styl-Plus member, Tunde advices

Addressing the belief that veterans are making moves to return to the music front, Tunde said; “People are just waking up. It is only in Nigeria that we call them ‘old cats’. As an artiste grows older, they become vintage.”

Regarding his current endeavors, the musician disclosed that he has transitioned into the technology industry and is presently spearheading game creation in Nigeria.

He said; “I am also a tech guy, and I am involved in development of games. I just want to do the best I can while I am still young. For the past 10 years, I have lived like a hermit. Nobody knew where I was. But this year, I have decided to come out.”

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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