Legendary musician Majek Fashek differentiates between the type of music he makes and the music new generation artistes, like Wizkid, Davido, Olamide and others make.
Speaking with HipTV in a recent interview, Fashek said he makes good sounds, but the new generation artistes don’t, instead the make noise – what he referred to as “jam”.
Fashek advised the new artistes to make good sounds that will stand the test of time and be evergreen.
In his words; “I make sound while all these young musicians make jam, I make good sound but they are always jamming, they don’t make good sound, they just jam.
“My song ‘Send down the rain’ was made over thirty years ago, but if you listen to it today, you will realize that the sound will appeal to both the old and equally the young ones because the sound is good and still relevant today, that is something the young musicians don’t have.”
He clarified his points by establishing that his constructive criticism was not to ridicule the artistes because they are doing good music, but they need to improve.
“I didn’t mean to insult, underrate, slight or demean any young Nigerian artiste; what I did was to state the obvious. The truth is Wizkid, Olamide, Davido, and many other young Nigerian artistes are doing good music but they just need to improve on their sound for the better; I meant no form of insult”, he said.