Budding singer, Emokhare Felix, aka Fexsy, is of the opinion that up-and-coming artistes should have a level playing field to show what they are made off. He said, “In Nigeria, one sees people whose songs are not so good getting better airplay and support from music bigwigs because of the personal relationships and connections those singers have. Meanwhile, very talented singers are out there and they are given no opportunities to shine. They deserve to be given a level playing ground.
“Promoting music is very difficult and it has become quite expensive to get on a proper distribution platform. One of the major challenges I am facing at this stage of my career is finance. I need money to produce quality music, shoot good videos and promote them.”
Speaking on why he featured DMW artiste, Peruzzi, on the remix of his song, Vacation, Fexsy stated that he was ready to feature both Nigerian and foreign artistes, and also explore different genres of music.
The singer also appealed to the government to invest in the music industry. He said, “In some countries, artistes can release songs and begin to earn directly from them in less than a year, but that is not the case in Nigeria. A singer could release good music that is well accepted by fans but would not earn anything reasonable from such songs for many years.
“The government needs to invest in the entertainment industry because it can make a lot of money for the country. Our music is currently the toast of the world, so we have to build it properly so that we can maximise the gains in it.”
Fexsy assured his fans that his debut album would be released later in the year. Revealing his love for Wizkid and Davido, he said, “I draw inspiration from the success stories of super stars such as Wizkid and Davido. Their early tracks may not have been so great but they worked hard to get better and earned themselves a place at the top of the industry.
“When I look at them, I am motivated to do better. I am sure that one day, I would be one of the top stars in the country.”
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