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Entertainment of Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Source: thenationonlineng.net

Music industry required extra talent years back – Danny Young

Star musician Danny Young Star musician Danny Young

Star musician Ajibola Olumuyiwa Danladi aka Danny Young has stated that the music industry has taken a new turn compared to when he started and required extra talent to hit stardom.

Distinguishing between the old and new generation artists, the singer said although the music industry has no manual to being famous, it is much easier to penetrate the industry now than when he started.

Young became famous with his hit song ‘welcome’ at 16 in 2006.

He emphasised the help of social media saying it has helped a lot of new musicians with little or no talent.

“The old and new music industry are two different things that we can’t even compare in the slightest manner. But this is the best way I can break it down.

“Way back then, there were very talented and creative artists but it was so freaking hard to blow because we didn’t have avenues to showcase ourselves. We only had the radio, tv, and print media.

“There was nothing like a fluke, there was nothing like oh you just come out and blow, you have to be extra talented, you have to have good manners, home training, respect, everything but now there are lots of differences.

“The differences, like I say, come with time and chance and maybe improvement in technology so I would say today’s artists have a lot of privileges and opportunities to get their contents out there,” he said.

Danny Young, however, disclosed that works are going underground for his next studio album.

“I’m working on an album which is soon to come. As you all know I don’t drop albums every six months, I like to work on my stuff because my audience is very deep people and I like to take my time to create deep projects.

“I have songs that have been recorded over two years, four years but we decided not to put them out because like I said we are all looking out for the right time.”