WRITTEN BY CHIBUZO OKOYE
As the world marks its Music day, Musicians have called for proactive measures to end piracy in the nation’s music industry.
Speaking to the ABS, a musician, Ikem Mazeli said piracy has remained a major threat to the industry and asked government at all levels to fight the ugly trend to a standstill.
The Onitsha born highlife music star who lauded Governor Obiano for creating a conducive atmosphere for musicians practicing in the state said the world music day is unique and strategic to the lives of every musician as it affords them opportunity to appraise themselves, their failures and successes, as well as chart a way forward.
The South East Zonal Secretary of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, Mr. Ben Atudume, said a minute without music in the world would be catastrophic, calling on their members to remain committed and dedicated at all time.
Advising young musicians to be reliable and trustworthy, a renowned musician in the South East Region, Chief Emeka Morocco Mmaduka, warned them to shun piracy and be creative.
Another member of the Association, Mr. Lawrence Obusi, popularly known as “Sewaa Sewaa” urged various governments in the country to accord priority to talents even as he sang one of his best songs in commemoration of the day.