An up and coming musician,  Idopise Emmanuel, popularly called , “Mr Jack”, has appealed to musicians to support the change agenda of  the Federal Government through their choice of lyrics.

The afro-pop musician told  our reporters, ahead of  his upcoming music concert tagged ” The urban Tour concert” on September 24, in Lagos that music was a  vital means of passing information to the people.

”It is a strong tool that can effectively educate, improve interaction and correct negative traits in the society for a better tomorrow.

“Rather than producing hipop songs that only sell the beats with little or no positive  impact on the youths, artistes can assist the government by composing and singing on love, unity, peace and other messages that promote the change  agenda”

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He said that the rate of crimes in the society could be reduced if musicians could lend  their voices to discouraging them through their lyrics .

He advised parents also support  the government by giving  proper training to their  children and that they could achieve this  this by employing songs rendered in  meaningful lyrics.

Jack said that his concert would focus on the challenges caused by love of money in the lives of youths which he said, was one of  the roots of current crises in the society.

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” The concert is trying to correct an impression whereby young boys and girls of today are focusing on easy way of making money instead of their education, and spending much of their time on irrelevant activities,” he said.

Jack, who said he had  produced 10 tracks in the album, also appealed to the government to work on piracy so that young artists could attain a greater height.

“Accessing financial assistance  has always been a serious  factor for us in this sector; if our works are pirated, we will not be able to make it.

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”I think government should also look into financing the  music industry to help us strategise and grow professionally.

“Nigerian music industry is really improving, but the artistes are to work on the arrangement of their lyrics and be careful with what we put down.”he said.

He said that majority of youths were no more willing to pursue a greater future, rather, they  engaged themselves in all sorts of atrocities, fraudulent and  other vices.

He advised them to protect their integrity as the ‘leaders of  tomorrow’ by adding value to the nation by supporting the government with their talents. ( NAN)


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