You’re Suffering From Colonial Mentality if you Avoid Local Award Shows – DJ Jimmy Jatt

Sensational Nigerian Disk Jockey, Oluwaforijimi Amu, popularly known as Jimmy Jatt, has blasted Nigerian artists and performers who prioritize western shows more than shows in Nigeria.




He made this comment after the Nigerian music industry recorded a significant absence of Nigerian artists at the recently held All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), which was held in Lagos at the prestigious Eko Hotel.


He opined that Nigerian artists are always quick to attend western awards shows but choose to ignore local shows in their own countries. In his words;



“I think it is the colonial mentality that is still worrying a lot of our people. When it is western world inviting you, even if it is an award in a smallest room, they are always quick to go and would probably arrive four days before the award.


“But when it is being held here, even the biggest one here. From records, all the awards or the recognition platforms here had the issues.


“Once it is us, for us, it is not as big for them. All that needs to change. Once it is other people for us, we even beg to be there,”


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