Social media helping new artistes gain more popularity — Danny Young

Singer, Danny Young, says it’s now much easier for younger than it were for him when he first got into the music industry because there are more platforms, especially social media, to help them succeed.

Speaking on the evolution of Nigerian music over the years, the singer told Sunday Scoop, “Back then, there were many talented artistes and it was so hard to ‘blow’. We didn’t have (many) platforms. We only had radio, TV and the print media. For one to become popular back then, one had to be extra talented and have good manners. But now, there are a lot of differences in terms of time, chance and technological improvements. Today’s artistes have a lot of privilege and opportunity to strive and get their content out there. They are maximising it but a large percentage of them are also misusing it in terms of the type of content they throw out there. There are kids coming up who don’t know their left from their right.”

Some time ago, Young took to social media to state that a former schoolmate had sent a message requesting for financial assistance from him because the latter’s pregnant wife was allegedly admitted in a hospital. On why he called out the schoolmate, Young said, “I put the message out for a few reasons. I didn’t put it out to take advantage of his situation. I was only trying to let people understand that if one is in need of somebody’s help, one doesn’t have to feel entitled. He texted me and spoke about his need and I told him I did not know who he was. He sent me a message on WhatsApp but I didn’t have his number. I asked him to send his picture (to help me recognise him) and he started cursing me. Doesn’t he deserve to be called out?”

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