Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Tiwa Savage-Bizzle Issue Sparks Reactions From M.I’s Ex-Manager & Others

Few days ago via his social media page, social media influence and music exec Bizzle who happens to be the other half of the “The Plug”, management for Davido posted a video of Cardi B talking about her sacrifices and all back then in 2014, Soundcity reports. He used the caption;

Nigerian artist don’t do showcase in UK or US, everyone is fully blown. They don’t know their blowing is just in the African community. If u need to expand your fan base, you need make sacrifices and investment.

His post forced a reaction from some of the industry figures including Tiwa Savage who called on Bizzle to encourage hard working Nigerian acts rather than criticize them, she went on to reject the idea that Nigerian acts do not invests enough into their music stating that Nigerian musicians put in enough effort in the area of promotionals. She went on to call on industry key figures to foster unionism amongst each other rather than cause division.

Artiste manager and former manager to MI Abaga, Agwu Obinna had this to say also;
As a manager or record label exec, NEVER invest on an artiste who hasn’t spent their own money on their career. It’s just a certain level of understanding people like that lack. Even if they blow up, they’re going to go right down cos they can’t value what it takes to blow up and there’s not going to be any continuity. I’ve seen rich musicians in this country who own the biggest cars and have home studios worth 300k. Big musicians who can’t have a personal DJ so they can deliver a smoother on stage experience. Big artistes who don’t wanna work with Sarz or Jazzy or Cobhams because these guys charge you top dollar, they prefer the new kids who end up giving them some basic stuff. I could go on and on. Bizzle definitely has a point and a very valid one at that. I mean, we have rich wack musicians in this country who don’t wanna pay a songwriter or buy songs. They always wanna play safe. That’s boring!