Nigerian Musicologists harp on importance of indigenous music

THE need to focus more on indigenous music in the country came to the front burner at the 14th International conference of Association of Nigerian Musicologists held at the University of Lagos.

Speaking at the event, the Honorable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos, Steve Ayorinde submitted that, “If care is not taken our indigenous music will go into extinction  just as our language is doing presently. He advised music schools and colleges to look at their curriculum again, re-gig it to reflect more of indigenous music”.

Also, the National President of the association, Professor Femi Adedeji canvassed for unity among all music associations in the country. This, he said will bring a good collaboration among artistes in the country.

The event which was witnessed by top musicologists in the country, including Professor Laz Ekwueme, Vidal, Adeolu Okunade, Loko and the Head of music department of University of Lagos, Dr Soji Stephen among others expected to come up with critical conclusion on how to move indigenous music to the next level.