By Rotimi Agbana
Anyone familiar with music ntrepreneur and record label CEO, Motunrayo Anikulapo-Kuti, daughter of late afro-beat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti knows she is not the type to mince words when she takes on sundry issues in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
In a chat with Showtime, Motunrayo who has a few friends in the music industry explained why it is so.
“Of all the artistes in Nigeria, I’m closer to 9ice. All the others are too proud; they usually look down on people and if you look down on me I’ll feel pity for you and also look down on you. I don’t respect people who look down on me. But I still intend working with a few other artistes who would probably not look down on me.” She added that besides 9ice, Burna Boy and Wizkid’s music, every other music is crap.
“If I’m to describe the kind of music we hear today, judging by the kind of music I grew up listening to, I’ll pick the likes of 9ice, Burna Boy and Wizkid because I’ve very limited A’list artistes that I like.
Speaking further, she explained why she launched a record label in 2018.
“Floating a record label is because of my daughter, Ifeniola, from where I coined the name of the label, Ifeniomous Entertainment. I want to build a platform for her future. And of course, I think I can manage a record label very well because I’m very good with music; with my background in music as well”, she noted.