Ever thought about what it means for artist to blow in the Nigerian scene, here is an insight of what it means. We look at this concept of Blowership from the eyes of the nuclear family, how does the music relate with them as a whole? For this study we envisioned this- through the minds of four families at age intervals of 13-60years, several attributes were observed, notably body language. We then picked out 10 artistes to know their reaction to them. As body language in itself cannot be seen to be a quantifiable entity, we then provided the families a means of scoring these 10 artists based on their knowledge of Blowership. Here are the scoring grades and intervals we provided
85-100: A+, 80-84: A, 75-79: A-, -70-74: B+, 69-73: B
These Artists used for the study were Kiss Daniel, Korede Bello, Patoranking, Tekno, Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Mayorkun, Mr Eazi, Ycee and Reekardo Banks. Although Wizkid, Davido and Olamide will definitely rank an A+, we had to consider these artists who in many eyes are the new wave of the Blowership. The study brought about a tie of 84.9(A) between Kiss Daniel, Patoranking and Tekno mostly because they all have songs that transcend the generational barriers with parents and children being able to vibe in unison to their sounds. Lil Kesh was well known across all families also vibing across all age groups with hits like Shoki, but did not agree to some parents due to some obvious profanity in his music, therefore scored an 83(A). Korede Bello faired well amongst all members of the family because of his momentous hit Godwin, but failed to stick the landing with an evergreen song though some might argue within the family itself, still scored an 82(A). We also observed a tie between Mr Eazi and Ycee at 78(A-) these guys are growing rapidly but are centered amongst the younger youth, although upon mentioning their names the obvious excitement of the younger folk triggered a curiosity amongst the parents. Another tie also occurred with Mayorkun and Adekunle Gold at 76.5(A-). Adekunle Gold was quite surprising seeing as the quality of his music is easily the best on the list any day, families found him impressive but wanted a more uplifting vibe from him. They sorta found him a little too retro, while Mayorkun was an instant hit with the Eleko jam. Most families wondered he is a one hit wonder and opted to wait till a further time too fully give him a better score. Lastly Reekardo Banks although known amongst younger youth, he his mostly known by his hooks. Hence, families stated he could use a lot more originality as they thought he is yet to find his peculiar style and scored him a 75(A-). These artistes are great and doing the best to provide music that we all can relate to; the constant support which will include constructive criticism often will only help them grow in their craft.
Written by Bukunmi Ajiboye and Tosin Oyetade