Yesterday, American rapper, J.Cole headlined a Castle Lite Unlocked concert which held at Eko hotel & suites, VI Lagos, and veteran rapper Kel who was present at the show, said she has never felt so proud and confused at same time as the crowd sang along to J.Cole’s old and new songs.
The veteran female rapper, Kel who gave Nigerians hits like ‘Wa Wa Alright and You Too Fine’, took to Twitter to ask why there is Hip Pop problem in Nigeria, following reports that rappers are not really appreciated here.
After witnessing J.Cole perform last night, with a basic band and DJ, and 2 backup singers, and seeing so many people rapping along to old and new songs (KOD), I’d like to ask, why exactly do we have a problem with rap music in Nigeria?
And by basic, I mean he had the regular band instruments; drums, keyboard, bass etc. Nothing too fancy. It was just him, the singers and a big stage with his mic stand.
I’ve never felt so proud and plenty confused to see so many people singing along. Even J.Cole was. Be didn’t plan to do songs off KOD, but the fervor with which people were singing along urged him on. I’m talking jumping and rapping along, word for word.
After last night, you can’t tell me Nigerians don’t like rap music, cos this album was just released about a week ago. And then he Cole performed some old stuff, which people sang along to as well with just as much, even more enthusiasm
So again, I ask, why exactly do we have a problem with hip hop in Nigeria??? And I’m talking real hip hop? Why do we “shun” the hip hop artists we have over here? Why do we not support and love them as much?