Mc AB wrote:
“…So I caught up with @burnaboygram yesterday and we chatted a bit about the industry, touching few key areas it took me just seconds to realize how “ill” the entertainment industry in Port Harcourt is… Literally, its helplessly sick. It probably won’t mean a thing to so many but I witnessed a whole community whose happiness were sparked by their homegrown #talents. There were hopes, passion, dreams & ambition’s birthed from the raw talents discovered from that part of the country…
Having popular PH lambas’ like “Kalangolo” from @frankdnero1, we celebrated with @waconzy, Specimen A & @sotydagrey the Malaria girl, even @official2baba had to jump on the remix. I knew a group of people who’d turn up to #Korkomikor every time his song drops, @tha_ibz had their own unique melody with hits like #EnterMyHouse & #OneBeer, before @mr.2kay was discovered we had M.Thrill The dopest lyricist I knew at that time were Mode9, Double K, Lyrical, Overdose before @mi_abaga n co, before Blah D Incredible. Even @mistananas was too sick when he dropped Mohits who born the maga cover. And “@dsmartofficial had that “pikin” song go viral with just “small stout”.
We saw SkalaWee’s shoe size, even before @phynofino there was “Kino” who sang as good as @runtown. @mkaze01 & @superstar_maxi were likened to @wizkid & @davidoofficial. Giving @Duncanmighty the courage to do the song #PortHarcourtBoy. Most of these talents and a bunch of others were not only “untapped” for socio-economic benefits but instead the larger generation of young entertainers who looked up to them aborted prematurely.
I witnessed all these future legends pipe low cuz #084Top5 Countdown on SilverbirdTV was the very first indigenous TV show that influenced the rise of entertainment in South South, promoting indigenous music talents, video directors etc.
And now I ask myself, WIDA???
What happened??? Was it the Government?
Or the Society?
We’ve almost lost that #PHSound, #PHSlang, #PHLifestyle which was a major spice to African music. #AmOut #OkBye