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"Everybody is doing danceable music" says Hip-Hop legend

The great Nigerian rapper questions the stress and over reliance of dance music in Nigeria's music industry.

Iconic Nigerian rapper Modenine has questioned the dominance and monopoly of dance music in the Nigerian music scene.

In an interview with Tribune, the rap legend wondered why only dance music is promoted in Nigeria at the detriment of other genres of music.

"Everybody is doing danceable music, but what about other genres of  music? I released my album ‘Alphabetical Order’ early 2014 and some people said I was not doing the kind of music that sells. I ask the question; which kind of music sells?" said Modenine.

"The problem is that we don’t encourage or support people’s dreams in this country. Instead of appreciating the intellect behind a successful work or effort, some tend to castigate, and even be sentimental about things" he further stressed.

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Modenine who has been active in the music industry for sixteen years says he won't change his style of music to suit the dance oriented industry.

"I’ll continue to do what I love doing and what seems right with me and my fans. Let others do ‘Shoki music and make their money, I’ll also make mine in style" he pointed out in the interview.

Rapper Modenine is largely known and respected for his purist version of rap and top-notch lyricism.

He released his sixth studio album in 2014.

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