Jesse Jagz who paid a trip to HipHopWorld recently sat down to chat with Adesanya Oluwatosin and was able to answer a few questions. Jesse Jagz shared his opinion on the state of the Nigerian music industry at the moment and other things, read the excerpt from the interview below;
Your top three Nigerian artistes right now… My top three artistes in Nigeria is me, me and me. No one works harder than me. I would like to see a lot of my colleagues step up their music. This is not a Kendrick thing. You don’t need Jesus to tell you that Nigerian music is unintelligent. Even Goats can dance to our music. Can Jesse Jagz make Nigeria a better place for Wizkid? Can Wizkid do same too? Let adults do better and let kids party. We need to leave something better for the coming generation.
Do you accept money for features? I don’t take money for features especially features I really want to do. My team however can decide if it’s business. I don’t take money and I don’t give it for features.
What’s your opinion of the industry right now.
I don’t think it’s an industry yet. We are shooting ourselves in the foot by calling it an industry. We know it’s not an industry we just ran out of names to call it. Can PMAN be PMAN. Can COSON be COSON? Let’s not have just PSquare collecting checks from COSON. Let upcoming acts be able to collect checks too. I can’t be in a room with a 50 year old man saying Nigeria is bad. What are you doing? Can the adults stand up for the truth?
Any new material dropping soon?
I may not be releasing any new music till the end of the year. Artistes are gradually leaving the tradition of promoting albums and even actually making albums. I am going to spend time to promote the album and let the people get the message from the album. We recently did a free show at the shrine.