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(Video) Is it Just me or do our Nigerian Artists of Today Need SERIOUS Vocal Training!


Vocal LessonsI was watching the Lagos Countdown concert welcoming 2015 and I couldn’t get through the first ten minutes of it. It was awful and my ears hurt. Artists are easily out of breath performing and worse, their vocals sound awful it actually hurts the ears. You listen. Is it just me or do our Nigerian artists of today need some serious vocal training?

(Highlights Show such contrast with old school and new school on the vocals)

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1 Comment

  1. RichyGame says:

    Ha, Uduak, you never know! There are very, very few people who can pull off a sound performance on stage. P Square is one of them not because they are top notch vocalist but because they have control of their breathing through studious rehearsals, work with backing tracks and are committed to their art even though I'm not their number one fan.

    2. It's like a footballer that stuffs akpu before a match. I've said times without number (in my mind o), Nigerian music acts need to up their game. If you don't work on your art, you loose touch. They can't understand this because of the acclaim, the endorsements, the adulation…

    3. Regular vocal expert consultations (which they can afford) is important. Rehearsing especially with an exercise regimen will help breathing control and you can actually reach vocal depths as you strut up and down if you rehearse so. Please engage engineers and producers to always provide backing/stage tracks for your songs in case you are not going to be backed by a band and you want to use CD (always tell the DJ not to pitch on his module or you may find yourself singing/rapping to an F from a D note)…

    4. The best artistes in Nigeria usually sound off on stage for real.

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