6th August, 2010
If the words of the President General of Music Advertisements Association of Nigeria (MAAN), Alhaji Abdul Waheed Oyediran a.k.a. Mosebolatan, are anything to go by, production of live video of artistesâ€™ performances may soon be a thing of the past.
Speaking with P.M. Entertainment during a seminar organised as part of the activities marking the 21st anniversary of MAAN, Oyediran said the influx of live performances of Nigerian artistes on video is very worrisome and killing the music industry.
He said that in the next one month, his association will be meeting with musicians, stakeholders and others, to fashion out the way forward.
He said that during the meeting, part of the discussions is to fashion out a way of regulating the trend or stop it completely.
According to him, â€œafter the meeting, whatever is agreed upon will be implemented to the letter.â€
Also speaking at the forum, an elderly member of MAAN and a music promoter, Alhaji Adewale Babalola a.k.a. Babs, said if the trend is not regulated it may lead to the death of audio music in the country.
Activities marking the MAAN Week ended yesterday with live performances by King Sunny Ade and King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal.