Dazaa Dazaa in this interview with Business Guideline airs his views on emerging issues in the nation and world music circles as well as show business generally.With advise for new artistes and the popular Ayaya carnival Ufuma which has been a great project of his.
Q:AS A MUSIC STAR WHO JUNKET ACROSS EUROPE AND AFRICA ETC HOW IS THE WORLD ENTERTAINMENT GOING?
It,s going great,more digital,more competitive,less chances of getting marketing deal as talk shows have taking over the artiste hopes. Now you need to be connected and somethings may-luck works.
Again new artiste are coping old hits as most of them cannot write songs. But its really going good as time changes everything.
Q:WOULD YOU SAY YOU AND YOUR BAND ARE DOING JUSTICE TO AFRICA’S RICH MUSIC CULTURE GIVEN THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE LIVED IN EUROPE FOR QUITE A GOOD NUMBER OF YEARS NOW?IN FACT SOME AFRICANS WILL CALL YOU ”AFRICAN-OYIBO”?
Yes,my music are show-casing world with more focus to Africa.l,m the first Nigeria artiste to have his music play on Delta Airlines worldwide and my lgbo pop song ABELE was selected by the Airlines.
My band – Dazaa Dazaa & the Spring water was awarded last year at Hamburg the – Cross Over Award by Africa Heritage. We represent Nigeria or Africa in many world music festival or carnival with it has to do with real African arts. We are planning on an cultural exchange between Nigeria and Europe.
Q:HOW DID THE AYAYA FESTIVAL WHICH YOU ORGANISE IN NIGERIA TURNED OUT LAST DECEMBER?ANY SHOWS IN EUROPE THIS WINTER OR SPRING?
AYAYA CARNIVAL UFUMA is now a YEARLY Carnival. lt also the biggest self-sponsored carnival in Nigeria. lt is connecting other towns and state.
It is giving me the honour to be awarded the Anambra State Youth Ambassador in Diaspora in Oct,27 th,2016 at Awka by the government of Governor Willy Obiano. l,m also selected by the lgwe of Ufuma,lgwe Chika S.Uchime,Diji 111 of Ufuma as the councillor of Ufuma in Diaspora.
Lots of shoes coming up this year.l,m working of an International Youth Center in Berlin. lt will be a center for international culture and arts of our people uto be seen by the world. There will be chances of bring people from home countries to perform in Berlin.
Q:BEING A WELL TRAVELED MAN CAN YOU COMPARE THE QUALITY OF TELECOM SERVICES IN NORTH -AMERICA,GERMANY,HOLLAND AND WEST AFRICA-NIGERIA -TO BE PRECISE?
Our telecom services are good for the fact that we can even call but it needs our government support of giving these companies some conditions of services.
Q:WHY ARE QUALITY OF SERVICE DIFFERENT IN YOUR VIEW?
The difference is clear.Over here,calls are never jamming,no network problems
lt goes and do what you want.It is cheap and it comes to your wishes.
There are many companies and its competitive.They go for the best services to hold and get more customers and they are made of high-tech things.
Government must invite many companies to create competition,then people can make choice and the quality and standard will change.
Q:IS YOUR BUSINESS AFFECTED NEGATIVELY WHENEVER YOU RETURN HOME AS A RESULT OF THE POOR SERVICES HERE OR IS IT POSITIVELY AFFECTED ?
I never think that my business via communication can be perfect,l take what comes for the love of my home. Time will come when lovers of our home shall be in government,then they shall do their best to improve our society.
Q:WHAT DO YOU HATE MOST ABOUT THE SERVICES HERE IS IT THE ISSUE OF DROP CALLS,UNSOLICITED MESSAGES AND CRAZY BILLS ETC ?
For the fact that our people feel that CRIME is the only way to richness,they try to redirect the lines. Sometime one don,t know whom to blame. For me,l live it for time to change its course.
Online music of any form is the fastest way of marketing this time. lts very important that our telecom companies should support artiste by making ways to better artiste life the way it is done in Europe etc. They know what l mean for they borrowed this business from here.