Currently occupying the No. 1 and No. 3 spots with ‘Nuh Boring Gyal’ on the Pree Dis TV Top 10 and Entertainment Report Top 10 Charts aired on TEMPO and Television Jamaica (TVJ), respectively, dancehall artiste Aidonia in the space is not pleased with several ill practices within the industry.
Last week, during an interview on the popular Nightly Fix radio show (Newstalk 93 FM) the deejay said a lot of artistes in the industry are not being given the respect and justice they deserve.
According to Aidonia, when you scan the music markets globally, a lot of what is being hyped in Jamaica never gets beyond the island’s shores. He said, throughout his extensive travel, he has heard songs from a plethora of local acts doing very well, yet they are not given the due justice locally.
Another point of contention for the deejay was the mindset that artistes, have to flood the airwaves with music in order to be perceived as being ‘hot’ and ‘running the place’. Speaking in the almost hourlong interview, he rubbished the notion citing that music must be about quality and not quantity, hence the need for better quality control.
“A man can have hundred song and mi find one weh kick weh the hundred … all it takes is one,” he said.
Aidonia also used the interview to talk about the peace initiative with his former perennial rival Busy Signal and the unity with Popcaan. Other topics discussed included the upcoming release of his Project Sweat compilation, due for release on August 7, and the next phase of his One Voice Foundation, which will involve the building of a computer lab.
With a full roster of activities for the summer, Aidonia’s next appearance will be at the Appleton Dream Weekend ‘Celebrity Playground’ on August 6 in Negril.
He said, throughout his extensive travels, he has heard songs from a plethora of local acts doing very well, yet they are not given the due justice locally.