We live in a world where there are eyes in the dark and ears in the walls. The world is ready to smile at you when you do well and at the same time ready to pounce on you when you fail to deliver or you don’t deliver well. Sometimes it’s important for us as lovers of art to criticize, to the best of our abilities and knowledge, works of art whether good or shabby.
Speaking of shabby, it’s no news that the newest single by Lil Kesh and his erstwhile boss, Olamide, has been causing a lot of uproar. The song titled, Logo Benz, has been tagged by fans, OAPs and social media influencers as harmful to the society and both artistes have been accused of promoting ritual killings and crime. Could this finally confirm the bants that Olamide’ s songs are meaningless and ridiculous? Would this song have a lasting impact on the society especially now people are ready to make that paper at all cost?
When we heard the single had dropped, we were expecting another mad street banger but it then the soup ended up tasting differently. The bad reviews from people via social media had me feeling like I had listened to the song already. After I heard the song, I expected to have a reason to prove people wrong but it was nothing short of disappointment. Especially because of the fact that Olamide is an artist I have an undying love for. He just killed all the feelings, at least for now. Artistes should know that they are public figures and that their actions and inactions are under public glare. If two successful, grown up, ‘sensed’ artistes expected to be role models to young people could come out and keeping chanting ‘If money no enter, I go do blood money o’, in a society where poverty prevails, they need to check themselves.
Every artiste need to check themselves. The songs you all put out are being heard by laymen whom you do not have the luxury of explaining every lyric to. So, make it right and don’t fuel hate and violence with your songs. The usual messages passed with most songs of most singers nowadays are that of sex and money and we are used to it already. We are still suffering the impacts on our society till today, we don’t need ritual killings and violence to add to it. Don’t get us wrong, we respect your hustle but in return, respect your fans and the people who listen to your songs. Singing songs like this affect the society negatively and it most times back-fires on the artiste negatively. Olamide and Lil Kesh are really having it hot with virtually everyone right now. We know Olamide has apologized but we do not want a next time.
Please fix up yourselves, representing the streets doesn’t mean representing the negative part of the streets too. Let’s do away with ignorance. Artistes should be role models which they are meant to be rather than aiding vices in the society.