“Every African country might want to emulate Nigerians,” Stonebwoy said when speaking on other African countries embarking on a clump-down agenda against the massive airplay of Nigerian songs in their country.
Speaking in an interview on Nigeria’s The Beat FM, Stonebwoy who was asked if Ghanaians complain of the influx of Nigerian music in Ghana, the award-winning dancehall artiste asserted that “yeah it’s felt across I think Africa.”
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“But for me, it’s not a bad thing,” Stonebwoy said. The reality is that here in Nigeria you don’t have the influx of foreign material any more like it used to be and guess what ‘ why did you guys do that?'” he quizzed.
“You had to do that for a better reason – so that you guys can harness and grow your industry as well to a certain level. So right now I think every African country might want to emulate.”
He argued that per the strategy used by Nigerians in making sure their music gains more weight in their country, it’s right if everyone instills that policy in their country to ensure that their music industry grows well. And that for him will create a tight competition bracket for other foreign musicians who will want to create a stride in the country.
“So it’s just like everybody if you want to go great or be like Nigeria just make sure you have an 80/20 policy and that is it,” Stonebwoy noted. “Play more of your things and create a category for the rest of the world as well – and you’re gonna find yourself in there as well.
“And that’s gonna be tight for everybody because before you get into that small percentage you must actually be popping. And for me to be here in Nigeria it means in that little sector… I’m doing well.
“For me, it is not hate… everybody gotta emulate if you feel you’re been overthrown in your own place. Just set the principle right,” Stonebwoy added.