Popular musician, Ice Prince Zamani, on Thursday said artists in the country deserve kudos for making waves and giving Nigerian music more global recognition.
Ice Price, whose real name is Panshak Zamani – the brain behind the evergreen hit song “Oleku“ – told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that growth in the Nigerian music industry had encouraged acceptability globally.
He made mention of Wizkid’s winning of the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.
“One can see that Nigerian artistes themselves have made efforts at stepping up their game and making it more acceptable internationally.
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“So much impact – like Wizkid is currently the Best African Act at the just concluded BET Awards in America, which just gives every other person hope.
“It is amazing how fast the Nigerian music industry has evolved these past years.
“I’m really grateful to everybody that has worked toward opening the doors; from the likes of Fela, Sunny Ade, 2face, Dbanj, Don Jazzy.
“They’ve been doing amazingly well, and may God keep granting them success as they keep opening doors.
“It seemed impossible, and right now it just feels like one of those things already. Featuring a Nigerian artist would now be a major thing.
“There’s so much big stuff coming up; it feels good to be a part of the industry that is really growing so fast right now, “he said.