A Twitter user with the username @MrOdanz, criticizes the role of well-known female artists in mentoring and promoting other up-and-coming artists.
The guy highlighted how male artists often pave the way for the success of other young music stars in a series of tweets but remarked that he has yet to see any prominent female artist do the same for any upcoming female singer, as the case may be.
He cited the contributions of Davido, Wizkid, and Banky W in aiding male new artists, then wanted to know why Tiwa, Simi, and Teni, all of whom appear to have achieved a level of notoriety in the industry, have done nothing to help female young and struggling artists.
“You can point out upcoming male artists that were discovered, groomed and helped onto the limelight by establishing male artists like Davido, WizKid, Banky W etc
What are established female artists like Tiwa, Simi, Teni and co doing to help other upcoming female artists?
This is a general question to successful female artists in the music industry since I became familiar with Nigerian music.Which female artists was discovered, groomed and helped onto the limelight by another older established female artists. I really want to know if there are any.
I am also very curious to know what Simi is doing to help females into the music industry. She seem to be a outspoken “feminist” in the industry.
I mean, aside from her singing a feminist-themed song “woman” that appeals to women and brings more money into her bank account.
Why is it very common for men to give other upcoming male artists a platform the moment they become successful themselves in the music industry. And then it is quite rare to see successful female artists in the industry giving other upcoming female artists a platform.
Just for reference. 5 years ago, barely anyone knew Zlatan, Naira Marley or Bella Shmurda. But today, they all own their own music labels with artists (mostly male) signed under them.
Tiwa has been a big name in the industry since 2012. Almost a decade on top of her game…
….And she doesn’t own a music label, despite being on the scene for much longer. Why is that tho? What are the barriers for successful female artists?
And I can’t point at any upcoming female artist she’s discovered or helped find her footing in the industry. Why is that?”
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