Victor Uwaifo Slams Young Artistes
By Dipo Omoware
Nigerian music legend Sir Victor Uwaifo has berated the lyrical content coming from young artistes in the music industry.
In a chat with Collins Teke on Nigeria Info’s WhaatsUP Lagos show, the 78-year-old Professor of Arts at the University of Benin praised the sound quality and video production skills of “this generation” but said “the content still has to be improved upon.”
The Guitar Boy singer also lamented that young artistes “cannot perform on stage” even after they bring out “good sounds” from the studio.
The university lecturer reminisced on what it was to be a musician in his early years.
“To be a musician those days you have to be an instrumentalist, you have to be able to play one or two musical instruments and you must be present in the studio to record even a track.”
Sir Uwaifo is popular for such past time tunes as Mami Water, Joromi. He is a Member, Order of The Niger (MON) and also served as a commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion.