Nigerian music superstar, actress, journalist, politician and author Onyeka Onwenu has charged singers, especially the females to do more than shaking their butts.
In a chat with The Nation’s Olaitan Ganiu, the 68 year old spoke about Nigeria at 60, her new book, marriage, music and the industry and her basic advice to singers is yo give their very best.
When asked to give her advise on the worry about the quality of music in terms of lyrics and nudity in comparison to evergreen songs recorded by the older generation, Onyeka Onwenu noted that singers should create their artistry around something that will last with meaning and not just bum shaking. Showing concern for the women, the singer noted that it is only the women who show their nudity and shake their butts but not the men. Read also: Uche Jombo Drags International Media For Demeaning Statement About Afrobeats
“Be careful of what you live for prosperity. If you can’t give your best, don’t step out because what you recorded is always going to be there for long, so you got to give it the very best. Center your artistry around something that will last with meaning, not just shaking bumbum and it’s just the women that are always shaking it, the men don’t shake anything. Women are worth more than shaking their bumbum. Enough of the bumbum. Though, everyone is free to be creative, but just know that yours will not last while the other person with meaningful lyrics will remain evergreen”, she explained.