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Most upcoming artistes have no passion for music, just the flashy lifestyle – Peter Okoye

Peter Okoye, one-half of Psquare, has lamented the “lack of passion” supposedly inherent in most upcoming artistes.

The singer/dancer said the flashy lifestyle put on display by established acts – including himself – is what draws young wannabes into the music industry.

He noted that several upcoming artistes will find it hard to perform for free, as was done by himself and his peers in the early days of the music industry.

“Most of them don’t see the passion in it anymore. They just wanna go there because they have seen the likes of us making it big, living in good houses, driving big cars,” Okoye told HIP TV.

“Guys, it is beyond that. Music is passion. Some of them write me, send me their CDs and say they just want to blow.

“Trust me, it’s all about being real to yourself and telling yourself the truth. Am I here to impress people, make money and go? Am I here based on the passion?”

“When we started out, there was no money in the industry. We were doing it for the passion. If you don’t pay me, I’m still going to sing… I’m still going to dance.

“The question is: are you going to sing if you are not getting paid? That’s the real question for the upcoming musicians.”


Source: The Cable

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  • Adeboye .O. Adeoye

    Are you going to sing if you are not getting paid? Wawu! I love that question! ?

    Mr Adeeko, Peter is so right with this.

    A friend of mine who happens to be a photographer & website designer got hired by some guys, who claims to be a rapper, to help them design a website.

    He designed the website for them, even though he was given a ‘shikini’ amount of money.

    Long story cut short, the guys started pestering my friend to help them set up a pay per download feature on their website and just do something that will start fetching them money from their whack music.

    ? You should listen to one of their so-called single. I was so irritated by the vulgar lyrics they put together.

    These guys just want to sing so as to make money and live flashy lifestyle, but they don’t know it takes more than that.

    Same rule applies to every other field put there; work with passion.

    Sharing this ASAP