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There are no hit songs in Nigeria, artists make their songs go viral using money — Ric Hassani

Hassani's comments come at a time when the Nigerian music industry continues to experience rapid growth and international recognition, with artists achieving unprecedented levels of success both at home and abroad.

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In a statement that will stir controversy within the Nigerian music scene, singer Ric Hassani has openly criticised his colleagues, suggesting that the majority of hit songs in the country are not of high quality.

Hassani, known for his soulful and melodious tunes, expressed his views on the current state of the industry, highlighting what he perceives as a prioritization of commercial success over musical excellence.

“Most hit songs in Nigeria are not good music. Everybody is just dropping whatever they like and throwing money behind it,” remarked Hassani, voicing concerns about the prevailing trend in the industry.

He went on to assert that many artists are average singers who rely heavily on financial resources and publicity to propel their songs to popularity, rather than focusing on the intrinsic quality of the music itself.

The singer’s candid remarks have sparked a debate among music enthusiasts and industry insiders, with some applauding his honesty and commitment to artistic integrity, while others have criticized his assessment as overly harsh and dismissive of the diverse talent within the Nigerian music scene.

Hassani’s comments come at a time when the Nigerian music industry continues to experience rapid growth and international recognition, with artists achieving unprecedented levels of success both at home and abroad.

However, his observations highlight crucial issues regarding how to strike a balance between artistic merit and commercial viability in a field where tastes and trends are constantly changing.

Whether his words will lead to tangible changes within the industry remains to be seen, but they have undoubtedly sparked introspection and debate among artists, producers, and fans alike.

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