K-solo is undoubtedly one of the music producers who have been instrumental to the success of notable Nigerian artistes like Timaya and Kefee. Just the way artistes are recognised and rewarded, K-solo hopes that music producers will get their due recognition. The talented music maker made this known in an exclusive chat with Showtime.
“Music producers don’t get their due recognition. It’s beyond producing a song. I started the voice signature concept for the songs I produced before every other producer started it. Aside that, we don’t get any other recognition. Check out many artistes in Nigeria, most of them have big houses and drive good cars, but these young music producers have nothing.
Most of them don’t even have a car. They have produced major hit songs that have built houses for some of these artistes. The biggest accolade you get as a music producer is accompanying a popular artiste to an event. That is the end of it. In the USA, music producers live like celebrities. How many music producers have gotten an endorsement deal aside from Cobhams and Don Jazzy? We cannot develop the music industry that way. OJB produced African Queen and he died without an endorsement deal. There are only a few of us who have other businesses outside of music”, he said.