By Opeyemi Samuel
Nigerian-British singer, Bennie ‘Ike’ Opene aka IKSTARR has claimed that Nigerian artistes are extra gifted than many European musicians.
IKStarr says with the suitable funding from the federal government and personal buyers Nigerian artistes can doubtlessly be head and shoulders above even their European and American counterparts.
“Nigerian artistes are the cream of the crop in my view. Not solely relating to expertise, manufacturing values and sheer hustle but additionally in content material and uncooked power,” he opined.
Persevering with, IKStarr mentioned, “I’ve twin citizenship however Nigeria has all the time been my old flame. And, I respect what artists like Wizkid, Fela, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and a number of others too quite a few to say have achieved.”
Whereas narrating his unforgettable expertise as a budding artiste within the U.Ok, he mentioned, “When my lead single, Willemina got here out it was fairly unforgettable seeing Europeans mouthing the lyrics at a present I carried out in London.
“They didn’t even know what a lot of the vernacular meant however seeing how music can unite folks of various races and creed is all the time an unforgettable expertise for any artiste.”
IKStarr additionally used the chance to talk about his new challenge, Afroasmy saying, “My second album ‘Afroasmy’ is out now on all platforms. So for those who love nice music assist it. We’re additionally engaged on new movies to assist the album. The music video leads single ‘Willemina’ can also be at the moment having fun with airplay. Along with the music, we’re engaged on a brand new actuality present known as ‘Ugly Duckling’.”