Billboard’s new article “The Gatekeepers” has given credit to hardworking artistes in the Nigerian music industry.
The article by Tatiana Cirisano says: “Making smart music deals requires knowing the right people. Here are the companies, executives and entrepreneurs driving the continent’s burgeoning business”.
Billboard made it clear that the list will be updated periodically.
Adding this, “If you would like your company, firm or organization included or would like to update information that already appears here, please send a description of the business, the names of its principal executives”.
You can find the details here.
Yemi Alade‘s manager, Taye Aliyu has expressed his annoyance, writing,
There are no GATEKEEPERS ” YOUR STORY RIGHT 😡😡😡😡😡 DON’T COME AND START TROUBLE IN AN INDUSTRY TRYING TO GROW. @billboard ……. WHY WRITE THIS …. HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU INTERVIEW
Responding to a commenter, he wrote: “I want us to have a fair understanding, I don’t really need my company to be there. We all just need to be properly carried along and reach out to the people that really count”.
Music publicist, Anyiko Owoko, and Darey Art Alade also expressed their dissatisfaction with the feature.