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Rahman Jago talks on nigerian musicians and the industry

Rahman Jago, co-inventor of the popular street dance “Zanku” speaks on music industry representation outside Nigeria and among Nigerian musicians.

The artiste also advises Nigerian musicians, claiming it’s not improper for them to show off.

All these were disclosed in an interview with

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Prior to the statement, Rahman Jago encourages hardwork among Nigerian musicians, stating,


“Only serious musicians will last in public limelight; if you are lazy, not productive and not creative, no one will look your way even if you have the best bling. So even as you show off, you need to work harder to satisfy and keep your fans.”

Rahman Jago claims that show off in the entertainment industry doesn’t necessarily mean flaunting wealth.

According to him, showing off goes a long way in depicting your outlook among your fans.

Emphasizing further, he says,


“If you ask fans what they love most about their favourite artistes, some of them will mention, in addition to their songs, their outlooks. The truth is, you cannot separate a famous’ person’s personality from his outward appearance. So If you are in show business, you have to look good, you have to show off. This is not a matter of shakara.”

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He also spoke on the impact of the music industry in respect of productivity in Nigeria and the newly entrenched dynamism in the sector by the new generation.

Rahman Jago pointed out, stating,

“Presently, there is hardly any creative sector that beats the music industry in terms of productivity. Every player in the industry is competing at the highest level and this has raised the quality of our music…Everybody will play his role and hand the baton to the next generation coming, but so far so good, Nigerian artistes are representing the country very well.”


And when he was asked whether he was working on a project, he responded affirmatively.

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