“I want to charge everyone to see it as a priority to be proud of promoting our indigenous language both in the education curriculum and in the music sector. We must not be ashamed of projecting our culture and language to every part of the world. Also, I want to charge the young artistes to ensure that our indigenous languages reflect in their works, as they will make music more rooted and accepted culturally,” K1, who was one of the panellist stated. stated.
Other panellists at the event tagged: Ariya Repete, included Sir Shina Peters; Grammy Award winner, Lekan Babalola; Mr Muyiwa Osinaike; Professor Olawole Fadipe; the Executive Director of Music and Culture FM, Mr Clement Ige; Jawon, Wole Sorunke (MC Murphy), and Hakeem Adenekan.
The conference was graced by notable musicians including Taye Currency, popular actor, Odunlade Adekola; Wale Thompson, among others stakeholders.
His counterpart, Sir Shina Peters, noted that the real reason he raised the bar of Juju music was part of his innovation to unify the country and its main languages.
He said: “I am proud to protect the indigenous languages and our culture through my music and I want to urge the younger ones to take a cue from this as it will save our culture and tradition from going into extinction.”
The Executive Director of Music and Culture FM, Mr Clement Ige, said that lack of tracing the root of the evolution of Yoruba traditional music and learning about the history of music is one of the major challenges that could be a threat to our culture and tradition, while he encouraged all music stakeholders to see the need to trace its root and see music as an influence and development.