Nigerian artists who avoided AFRIMA are suffering from colonial mentality — DJ Jimmy Jatt

Posted by News Express | 28 November 2021 | 571 times

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•DJ Jimmy Jatt


Nigerian disc jockey, Oluwaforijimi Amu, popularly known as Jimmy Jatt, has stated that Nigerian artists that avoid the 2021 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) are suffering from colonial mentality.

He disclosed this on at an event, stating that Nigerian artists are always quick to attend western awards shows but they ignore local shows in their own countries.

“I think it is the colonial mentality that is still worrying a lot of our people. When it is western world inviting you, even if it is an award in a smallest room, they are always quick to go and would probably arrive four days before the award.

“But when it is being held here; even the biggest one here. From records, all the awards or the recognition platforms here had the issues.

“Once it is us, for us, it is not as big for them. All that needs to change. Once it is other people for us, we even beg to be there,” he said.

It will be recalled that popular Nigerian artists didn’t turn up for the AFRIMA show, which made a lot of music fans and critics react, stating that it was wrong.

(Daily Independent)

Source: News Express

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