Insecurity in Nigeria killing entertainment sector – Eneoja

A rising artiste, Amodu Francis Eleojo, has called on the federal government to pay more attention to the issue of insecurity in the country.

Nigeria is currently experiencing insecurity orchestrated by Boko Haram terrorists, banditry, Kidnapping, among others.

Eleojo said all these are affecting businesses negatively in the country.

In an interview with journalists in Abuja, he alleged that the government is playing politics with the security situation in the country.

Eleojo said the situation is affecting not only the manufacturing industry but also the entertainment industry where so many entrepreneurs make their livelihood.

“The federal government of Nigeria is increasingly becoming insensitive and sentimental to sensitive matters.

“It is a thing of major concern. If truly the government want a secure nation, I would suggest they should put away personal agenda.

“So many industries are suffering from this, the entertainment industry is not an exemption.

“Every sector of the country is becoming vulnerable and unstable including the entertainment industry.

“Tours, shows, events and concerts are propelling activities that are very key to the industry but with the current insecurity issues, these are being brought to a halt.”

‘My journey’

The artiste, who started his career in 2018 in Kogi State, spoke on what led him to become a musician.

“I first took interest in music when I discovered I could sing along to so many songs and was very creative about it.

“I remember vividly in my early school days when I tried creating a band with other students whom I think could also sing.

“My dad’s love for reggae music also got me interested in music. He is always listening to one of the reggae’s best, Lucky Dube, at every chance he gets.

“That really made me paid attention to music. So, I decided I could try creating music too.”

On who inspired him to make music, Eneojo attributed it to his younger brother.

“My younger brother, Nelson, did inspire me to make music.

“He actually didn’t know much about music but he really loved music. Sometimes we could put on a particular song and go into a competition of who knows how to sing best with the right lyrics.

“This really helped me, it made me know much of writing and composing songs at a very early age.”

‘The heart’s radio’

The musician with his most popular song: ‘Gbege’, described his type of music as more or less an afrobeat kind of sound.

“Personally, I would describe my music as ‘the heart’s radio’. I always express myself and put together my life experiences in my music.

“I don’t really create music from abstract. I use the things around me, people’s experiences and events.”

Olamide, Tiwa’s collaboration

The rising artiste added his voice to whom he would most like to collaborate.

“I don’t really have a particular artiste in mind at the moment but I have always loved to collaborate with Olamide and Tiwa Savage right from time.

“I really love their versatility and their style of music. They are both great artists. I can’t wait to have them on track soon.

A Graduated from the University of Lagos, Eneojo described Olamide as his famous musicians to admire.

“I’ve always admired Olamide because he inspired me at an early age.

“A very versatile artist who’s also very hardworking. So many things to learn from him. He’s very consistent, humble and very supportive.”

On his next plan, Eneojo noted that he has a whole lot working on.

“I’m currently working on my debut album and hope it drops anytime soon.

“I would continue to put in steady work, expect steady growth and working smarter to get to where I want to be.

“The future really holds a lot and definitely I would get to where I want to be anytime soon.”

In his new song released on March 12, 2021, Eneojo noted that the music is his first-ever body of work.

“I have a debut EP (Extended Playlist) which was released March 12, 2021.

“It’s called ‘Trail the EP’. It’s my first ever body of work. I have five great songs on the EP.

“It wasn’t an easy process putting out the EP because it’s my first time.

“It actually took me a year to make it a reality. It had some strenuous moments too right from the recording process to the release time. The EP is doing great and I’m happy people are loving it.

“At least there’s a track that everyone or anyone can relate to. The messages or the lyrics on the EP are quite relatable.

“The tracks were more about love life (Fantasy), transactional love (Owo Ni Koko), an affirmation that African women are beautiful (African Lady) and the need to celebrate and have fun despite one’s problem (Jaiye).”

Speaking on the impact the Internet has on the music business, Eneojo noted that it is really growing fast.

“The internet has made the music business very easy. You can be at the comfort of your home and be earning music through the internet.

“It has made the selling of songs easy and you don’t necessarily need to make a CD before you get your money.

“Streaming of songs is as a result of the internet and so many other opportunities the internet has created.

“Personally, I think the internet has done a lot for the music industry and its business positively.”

Eneojo described “Gbege” music as his favourite song among all the song he would choose to perform.

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