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Musician raises concern on excessive use of sexual images in musical videos

A musician, Sola Dada, on Tuesday raised concerns over the excessive use of sexual images and themes in music-song-lyrics and videos.

Dada told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the Nigerian music scene was evolving very fast, but bringing about negative traits alongside positive changes.

According to her, positive changes should rule the day in music productions and videos.

“ When I was a kid, I loved to watch music videos on television sets and also listened to the lyrics.

“The videos might not have been perfect, but most of them, both local and foreign contained reasonable and meaningful messages that made them safe and ideal for me to watch as a child.

“However, today, no right thinking parent will leave his or her child to watch music channels unsupervised.

“It is so absurd what musicians churn out these days as musical video and lyrical contents,” she said.

She said that there were still several artistes out there who were still socially responsible, adding that a few others really needed to `cool it a bit’.

“It is entertainment; so let’s make music enjoyable for all.

“When we begin to insult people’s sensibilities, then it becomes an irritation to listeners and viewers and not leisure anymore,” she said.

Dada advised musicians to focus on making good music and videos that would help educate and inform the society.

NAN reports that Dada who began her career in music fully in 2005 with the release of her debut album titled, ‘Fall in Love’ also had “Ragabomi” as her hit song.