With Oluwa, Sey Byth Tackles Societal Ills
Promising afro-pop singer, Oluwaseyifunmi Michael, popularly known as Sey Byth, has tackled the government in his new offering, Oluwa. He urged government to stop pointing accusing fingers at Nigerian youths for problems facing Nigeria, but should rather look inward and caution politicians engaging in ungodly acts in the quest for power.
The artiste who is back with a new sound, noted that it is time the Federal Government, through its agencies, stopped harassing musicians and youths in general, stressing that the cost of music production both within and outside the country is exorbitant.
“The funds expended on music projects run into millions of naira with no guarantee on said return on investment and any youth that struggles to produce good music without any support must be encouraged instead of persecuted,” he stated. “Elections are here and politicians are ready to do anything to attain power and will make use of the youths. It takes a lot of stress to make a song, from the composition to making sure your lyrics are right, deliverable and acceptable, recording the song, creating the beat to match the lyrics, mixing, mastering, and all that. Then we have many platforms that the music has to go through before people can hear it.”
He added that the lack of distinctive growth in all sectors, especially areas that affect youths are responsible for the insensitiveness of Nigerian leaders, which has affected the sanity of the youths and the society at large.
Speaking on his latest project, the budding star noted that he is impressed that “Oluwa” produced by Irockclassic and video shot by Frizzle and Bizzle, is currently making waves. He also noted that plans are underway to drop his EP later this year.