Friday, 25 August 2017

Must Read: Plateau State Government Disgraced Jtown Artists

Plateau State government is planning on organizing a Peace concert which will hold on the 26th of August 2017. Read what someone wrote about the Peace concert on Facebook..
He wrote :-
I sincerely feel bad for performing artists on the Plateau! A few minutes ago I heard about a peace concert dated to happen this week, sponsored by the Governor himself. On the list are all artists from Lagos and none, as seen on the flyer, are based in Jos. This has got to be the highest form of disregard for artists living in Plateau State. Some of the Lagos artists that I have been priviliged to meet or work with will not move an inch without being paid millions. After which they will travel back and invest into their community.

And you wonder why Lagos is on top of things. It's not rocket science... Pay a Jos artist 500k and when he/she buys food, clothes, recording sessions or whatever, the money circulates and helps out OUR economy, OUR industry. Guys, don't get me wrong... I'm not calling for any boycotts... but this is why Plateau is still at the level it is in the entertainment industry; and it always will be if nothing changes.

PMAN Jos Chapter (Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria), which is supposed to be on the look out for artists can't even function because of the division that exists within itself. I know for a fact that there is an interim commitee, but I found out that the power struggle between the old/new leadership is pretty much on going. How can two walk together if they don't agree?

The moment someone has a brilliant idea to move the industry forward is when they're slapped with "you're not an indigene". Kai!!! All this backwardness is sad! We are our own enemy.
God heal us all. - Charles Udeh Fisty

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