Singer, Tony Tetuila, has said once an artiste stops reigning in the Nigerian music industry, people stop ‘recognising’ such person.
In an encounter with Sunday Scoop, Tetuila said, “You are on your own. People will only recognise you when you are making waves. Once you are no longer reigning, they would go for another person. But, if you have to go for another person, how about the legends from way back? What have you been doing to help them? We have seen artists begging for help on their sickbeds. Who is going to help them? The government is not even creating avenues to support legends in the industry.”
Sharing his thoughts on why young artists find it difficult to collaborate with their older colleagues, Tetuila said, “Some young artists are proud. In our time, if somebody like Faze was going for a show, you would see other artists such as Black Reverendz and Tony Tetuila supporting him. That was the love we had then. But now, everybody wants to brag about having more money than the other person.”