The rap artiste, who signs a five-year contract with a new label, is optimistic about his future in the music industry
CHUKWUEBUKA Odini, a music artiste, popularly known as Selense Oyoko, has released the video of his hit single ‘Kubaka.’ He released the video under the label of On-On Record Limited after signing five years contract with the company.
Oyoko, who expressed delight over the development, said it is a historic development that will transform his music career. “I felt delighted that beginning with the new video, I would be working with a new organisation in promoting my music. Nobody taught me how to sing, I saw myself in the industry because it was deposited in me naturally,” he said.
The Imo State born rap artiste, Oyoko who is about 24 years old, said he started singing at the age of 12.
Reacting to the new agreement, Justin Edet, the director, On-On Records Limited, said Oyoko is a talented artiste which his new video, Kubaka in Igbo meaning keep clapping would appeal to a lot of Nigerians especially the younger generation. He stressed that with Oyoko as a new artiste on their label, his outfit is committed to work with to ensure that he succeeds him under the new agreement.
On the challenges facing the industry, Edet explained that music has the potential of moving the country from its present position if given the maximum support needed. According to him, several artistes like P square and Wizkid among others have performed outside the shore of Nigeria and that has improved the image of the country greatly.
“Despite the numbers of music artistes in Nigeria, some of them like P-square, Wizkid and others that were not driven by material gains have performed outside the shore of the country,” he said.
Edet, who claimed he has worked with several artistes in the country, stressed that what keeps an artiste in the profession is passion and not necessarily the material benefit. “Many artistes started with late Fela Anikulapo Kuti as at that time, but not many of them were known because they came in not because of the passion they had for the profession and therefore abandoned it when they encountered challenges,” he said.
– Mar. 8, 2019 @ 13:42 GMT |