I Blame The Musicians In My Generation For Lack Of Structure In The Music Industry – Yinka Davies
Veteran singer, Yinka Davies, is of the notion that artistes in her generation are to be blamed for the lack of structure in the music industry today.
“The mistake we made was not to build a structure that people would meet and follow up from where we stopped; there was no structure, you know how bad it is when there is only one noise, you hear only noise, when you don’t hear any other facet of sound. Nigeria is richly endowed with sound, from every nook and cranny of Nigeria, the villages, the streets, the roads, the leaves; they all sing songs that you can hear. There is nothing like old school generation and new school generation of musicians. When they call us and our music old school, it’s not to discredit it; it is to give it credence and respect. We call it old school not because we’ve made them immaterial, that is a very wrong notion. What I’m saying is that we already have a structure issue on ground, I tell everyone, don’t blame the younger generation for whatever it is they are doing, you can’t blame them”.